As part of its commitment to put fire safety first, Airbnb has launched an alliance with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) to promote and educate hosts across the UK on the importance of fire safety in the home.
Combining their expertise with experts from the NFCC, Airbnb have produced a two-page guide – which will be sent to over 100,000 hosts across the country – outlining simple steps that can be taken to make the home even safer for guests.
According to official statistics from the Home Office, all fire-related incidents (in and out of the home) are on the rise, with a 4% increase in fires attended by services across England in 2017.
Natasha Mytton Mills, public policy manager at Airbnb UK, said the company are dedicated to developing guidance for the community on such an important issue like fire safety.
“Whether it’s taking a minute to test your smoke alarms regularly, or having an escape plan for guests handy, we’re encouraging all of our hosts to follow a few simple steps to make their home even safer,” she said.
Nick Coombe, vice chair of NFCC Protection Committee, added: “NFCC is delighted to see that Airbnb is committed to carrying out a number of initiatives to promote home fire safety. Fire and rescue services are happy to provide support and advice to their communities so we are encouraging hosts to approach their local service for help to ensure homes are safe for families and their guests.”
Airbnb also hosts regular community events as well as giving away free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to eligible hosts around the world.