What to do in specific emergencies

There are things you can do to help prepare for flooding, drought, high winds, heatwaves, snow and other emergency situations. All guidance is listed below.


  • Get all members of the household together and get out
  • If there is a lot of smoke, crawl along the floor where the air is clearer
  • Stay out
  • Call 999
  • Alert neighbours as they too may need to evacuate
  • If you cannot get out, stay together in one room near an open window.  Push a blanket or something similar along the bottom of the door

Further advice including "Staying safe at home", latest incidents, road safety advice and information on booking a free home safety test is available from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service