Published: 12:07, 06 October 2014
Homeowners who have suffered a fire in the past 12 months are being asked to take part in an online survey.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has linked up with eight other fire services and the University of Greenwich to find out how people behave when they encounter a blaze at their property.
It is hoped the findings will give a valuable insight to help plan and develop the services and limit the impact of fires in the home.
David Wales, of KRS, said: “We are interested in all accidental fires large or small, whether the fire and rescue service attended or not.
“It is all anonymous and we simply want you to tell us about your experience.
“Surprisingly there has been very limited research on how people behave during a fire in the home and the impact of the flames and smoke.”
To complete the online survey visit www.lifebid.co.uk
For those who do not have internet access, or are not comfortable using the web, call 01622 212422 to discuss other options for taking part.