Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Community Safety


Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are committed to keeping everyone safe from fire.  To this end, we will optimise all our resources to educate members of the public to help prevent fire in the home.


Home Fire Safety Check (amendments due to COVID-19)

NIFRS offers a free service to members of the community who are deemed people at risk.  Individuals can self-refer or we accept referrals from partner agencies.

*Note NIFRS has amended its approach to Home Fire Safety Checks during COVID-19.

Community Information

To drive down fire risk within the community, NIFRS have developed a range of Community Information Bulletins providing information and advice to the community on how to keep safe.

Safer Together Project

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have been working on the Safer Together Project to create Fire Risk Awareness Resources for social workers, health and social care workers and older people in the community. 

Road Safety

NIFRS is committed to protecting all members of society in Northern Ireland from the dangers associated with road traffic collisions (RTCs) and rescuing them from situations where they may be in danger. As well as responding operationally to RTCs we deliver targeted interventions aimed at reducing death and injury on our roads.

NIFRS is also involved in a range of other initiatives, driving down risk and keeping people safe:

Youth Engagement

NIFRS is passionate about engaging with young people.  We promote an environment where young people are empowered to lead, guided to contribute and allowed to make mistakes. The notion of learning by doing is an essential part of development and critical in building confidence in young people. Our youth engagement programmes allow young people to try, and try again.


Volunteers are involved with NIFRS in a number of ways:

  • Community Volunteers
  • Volunteer Cadet Leaders


NIFRS adheres strictly to the statutory obligations regarding Safeguarding and is fully committed with the ethos that ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business‘.

Covid-19 NIFRS Response

Safety Check

Job Vacancies

Stop Fire

Road Safety