At Home and Outdoors
The Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service offer home owners free advice and support in relation to the installation of smoke detectors. To access this service please contact the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service.
Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, tasteless and odourless gas that can kill. Carbon Monoxide can enter your home through malfunctioning fuel burning appliances such as:
- Multi-fuel burning stoves;
- Gas water heaters; and
- Wood-burning stoves.
If you breathe Carbon Monoxide in it stops the blood taking up vital oxygen needed to keep you alive.
Whilst smoke detectors are excellent for detecting smoke, they are insufficient for detecting carbon monoxide. Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service recommend the fitting and use of Carbon Monoxide detectors in the home.
Further information about Carbon Monoxide is available in the leaflet below.
Fire safety doesn't stop when you leave the house. It is important to be vigilant about fire safety at all times and the Fire & Rescue Service have prepared a leaflet which is available on this page which outlines some of the consideration you may have when:
- holding a barbeque; and
- enjoying the countryside.
Document downloadsFire Safety Outdoors Information leaflet Fire Safety in the Home Information Leaflet Fire Safety for Parents and Careers Information Leaflet
Guernsey Fire and Rescue ServiceTown Arsenal, St Peter Port, GY1 1UW, Guernsey
Tel: +44 1481 724491 Fax: +44 1481 715988