Please see below 10 tops tips for keeping your home fire safe: 

  1. Fit smoke alarms on each floor level, keep them dust free and test them once a week. 
  2. Make a fire action plan so that everyone in your home knows how to escape in the event of a fire. Make sure that everyone can find keys for doors and windows easily. 
  3. Keep exits clear of obstructions so that people can make their escape. 
  4. Take care in the kitchen - accidents while cooking account for 59% of fires in the home. 
  5. Take extra care with hot cooking oil – consider buying an electric thermostatically controlled deep fat fryer if you don’t use one already. 
  6. Never leave lit candles unattended and ensure they are in a secure, non-flammable holder. 
  7. Dispose of cigarette ends carefully and never smoke in bed. 
  8. Don’t overload electrical sockets, especially when using multi-socket extensions. 
  9. Don’t leave the TV or other electrical appliances on standby. 
  10. Keep matches and lighters away from children. 

Fire Service call-outs

Did you know in 2020/21 the Fire Service attended:

205

Incidents at SHG properties

123

False alarms

34

Actual fires

428 £

The cost of one fire engine attending a false alarm

At a tower block the Fire Service will send a minimum of 4 or 5 engines.

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