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Stay Safe At Night

Last updated  11 June 2018

When you are asleep, it takes longer to notice the signs of fire. 

 If you don’t have a working smoke alarm, there will be nothing to wake you. To help prevent fires occurring through the night, it’s important to check your home for fire hazards before you go to bed. A colleague from South Yorkshire fire and Rescue Service explains why its important.

 

Make sure you:

  • Check your cooker and other kitchen appliances are turned off;
  • Turn off and unplug all electrical appliances (unless they are meant to be left on, like your freezer);
  • Do not charge devices overnight;
  • Ensure all candles and cigarettes have been put out properly;
  • Turn heaters off;
  • Extinguish open fires and put up fireguards to contain stray sparks;
  • Make sure your exits are kept clear and any door and window keys are put somewhere everyone knows about;
  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading.

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