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Fire Safety at Home

Most fires in the home start accidentally and the consequences can be devastating. Taking some basic and common sense precautions. Here are our top tips.

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Make sure that you have at least one working smoke alarm in your property.

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Know your escape plan should one occur.

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Take pans off the hob or turn down the heat if you get distracted or called away from the cooker.

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Keep portable heaters at least one metre away from furniture and other flammable items.

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Put cigarettes out carefully before going to bed.

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If you have a fire, get out, stay out and call 999.

Most fires in the home start accidentally and the consequences can be devastating. However, the majority of these fires can be prevented by taking some basic and common sense precautions. If you would like to receive a free Home Fire Safety Check Service, click here or ring 0800 1691125.

Below are our top tips to help keep you safe from fire in your home. You can also find more information by clicking on the items in the menu on the left-hand side.

For further information, about keeping your home safe and fire safety in the home , read the Government’s Fire Kills leaflets. For those with sight impairments you can listen to the audio version

and for those with hearing impairments, you can watch the Fire Kills BSL version of their fire safety in the home video.