Threat of Arson referral procedure

Primary interest
Threat of Arson or Risk of Arson

If you have concerns for someone you are working with that has had a Threat of Arson made against them or their property, or they are at Risk of Arson, then you can submit a referral form to Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS).

In light of Covid-19 and the increasing cases of Domestic Violence currently, RBFRS are encouraging distribution of the referral form and guidance below to any organisations that might benefit from this service provision. This does not mean that every case has to be DV related but could also be related to other criminal activities.

Submitting the form

You can send the form directly to Liz Warren, Safeguarding Manager, during office hours (please call her first to ensure she is working). Email: or call 07585 991 621.

When Liz is not working, or during evenings and weekends, please call the number at the bottom of the referral form that goes directly through to Thames Valley Fire Control Service and request to speak with the Berkshire Fire Service Duty Officer.

What happens next?

Once RBFRS receive the referral form they will endeavour to attend the property (with consent of the occupant/victim, so please contact them first) within 48 hours. A Threat of Arson/Risk of Arson Safe and Well Visit will involve Safe and Well Technicians or Crews attending the property to fit arson proof letter boxes, fire retardant sprays and as many smoke alarms as required.