For more information on how your children can stay safe from fire if they are sleeping at a friend’s house, click here (leaflet).
Make sure that you have at least one working smoke alarm in your property.
Teach your children and friends the sound of the smoke alarm and tell them what they should do if they hear it.
It’s a good idea to keep children out of the kitchen when you’re cooking, but if you do get called away or distracted, turn it off. You might be gone longer than you anticipate.
Keep matches, lighters and lit candles out of the reach of children.
Children shouldn’t be left alone in rooms where there is a fire risk.
Keep fire escape routes clear of toys or other obstructions like prams, bikes etc.
If there are children, older or disabled people and guests, plan how you will get them out.
Make sure everyone in the property knows what the escape plan is and where keys are etc.
If you have a fire, get out, stay out and call 999.