West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is the fire service for Leeds. You can find a lot of advice on how to prevent fires in and around the home.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue also offer Safe and Well checks which includes a fire risk assessment and tailored advice and interventions to help reduce the risk of fire in their property.
If you are a council tenant there is advice and information about how to reduce the risk of fires in your home, including advice for high rise tenants.
If you rent through a private landlord, they have a duty to follow regulations to keep your home safe.
Smoke, heat and gas alarms
Sensors can be placed in high risk areas, such as a kitchen, to detect either smoke, a rapid rise in temperature or gas. When they are triggered, they will sound an alert do that appropriate action can be taken.
These sensors can also be included in a Telecare package. As well as sounding an alarm these sensors send an alert through to a response centre so appropriate action can be taken.