National Fire Safety Week 2020


National Fire Safety Week  5th – 12th  October 2020

This year the main theme is:

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

“Sábhálann aláraim deataigh beathaí”.

  • Did you know, between 2014 and 2019, 173 people died from fire in Ireland?
  • In this time of Covid-19, as we spend more time at home, we all need to be fully aware of the steps we can take to protect ourselves and our homes from fire,
  • Laois County Council Fire and Rescue Service is working together with Local Link Laois Offaly, Laois Public Participation Network and Laois County Council Community and Enterprise section to provide communities with all the information needed to help reduce the number of fire related fatalities and injuries,  but we need your help!,
  • We are encouraging everyone to download the free fire safety in the home booklets and leaflets below:
    • Free downloadable fire safety in the home booklets with fire safety checklist HERE
    • Free downloadable fire safety in the home leaflets (available in English, Irish, Chinese (Mandarin) , Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish) HERE
  • We are asking every household to view the safety information and follow the recommendations included within,
  • We are asking you to test your smoke alarms regularly , and encourage vulnerable neighbours,  friends and relatives to do the same,
  • Furthermore, 100 homes throughout the County, will be provided with free smoke alarms. To be in with a chance to enter our FREE draw and/or receive a free fire safety in the home booklet email lo@locallink.ie or call 057 8692168.
  • Additional information is also available at www.firesafetyweek.ie