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How To Be Fire Safe At Home

Last updated  28 August 2018

The national fire safety campaign have produced two leaflets to help you stay safe at home.

 “Fire Safety in the Home” is a great, simple and effective source of important fire safety information and messages while “Fire – Make Your Home Safe” gives plenty of practical advice to help you protect your family and homer. You can download them here.

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Key safety messages:

  • Fit smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them  every month.
  • If you smoke, ensure you stub your cigarettes out properly – Put it out.  Right out.
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended and keep it out of reach of children.
  • Don’t overload electrical sockets and turn off electrical  appliances and plugs before you go to bed or go out – apart from      appliances that are designed to stay on, like freezers.
  • Keep lit candles, portable heaters and other sources of heat  away from curtains and furniture and never use them for drying clothes.
  • Plan and practise an escape route and make sure everyone knows  it.
  • In the event of a fire, don’t tackle the fire yourself.  Get out. Stay out. Call 999.

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