Fire safety articles
14 August 2019
Fires in churches can have devastating effects, not just in terms of property damage or the potential risk to life. They can affect local communities, disrupting the good work and charitable activities of a church.
Many church fires can be attributed to faulty electric wiring and apparatus or heating systems. Other hazards can include the risk from arson; hotwork during repair or restoration; lightning strikes; or other obvious ones, such as smoking, candles or the use of combustible materials and flammable liquids.
There are a number of key things to consider when looking to prevent fires in your church.