Partnering with the National Fire Chiefs Council on fire safety advice

We understand how important it is to feel safe when travelling, which is why we partner with world-leading experts to help give Hosts and Guests the information they need to stay safe and ensure the Airbnb community is at ease throughout every stage of their trip.

Following Gas Safety Week, we have issued a dedicated guide for Hosts in partnership with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), so the Airbnb community can stay ahead when it comes to fire safety. The guide features expert guidance on how to prevent common fire hazards and reduce the impact of an accidental fire. 

NFCC is a founding member of the UK Trust and Safety Alliance, a network of expert organisations that advise on a number of important topics to help keep the Airbnb community safe. Having recently renewed this partnership following a successful year, NFCC also took part in Airbnb’s long-running ‘Meet the Experts’ series, enabling UK Hosts to ask their own questions about fire and gas safety. The Airbnb community can find further resources on our newly-launched UK Trust and Safety hub.

Amanda Cupples, General Manager for the UK and Northern Europe, Airbnb, said: “The safety of our community has always been at the core of the Airbnb experience, and utilising expert advice from trusted organisations such as the NFCC is an important part of this work. Whether it be testing a smoke alarm or routinely checking appliances, taking small precautions can protect guests and Hosts alike and we strongly encourage Hosts to take a look at the guides to understand how they can make their homes even more safe.”

Mark Andrews, Business Engagement Lead, National Fire Chiefs Council, said: “We are pleased to see Airbnb’s ongoing commitment to ensuring home fire safety. These guides will help the Airbnb community understand the small measures they can take to prevent fires, and we encourage Hosts to reach out to their local fire and rescue service for ongoing guidance.”

Download the Host guide here.