Making your home safe:
- Test your smoke alarm every month. Smoke alarms save lives.
- Make sure you have a plan if your smoke alarm goes off. Do not try to put out a fire yourself. Phone 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Be ready to tell them where you live.
- Don’t leave children alone in the kitchen when the hob or oven is on and take extra care when cooking with hot oil.
- Don't overload electric sockets, try to keep to one plug per socket, and regularly check for broken or damaged plugs and wires.
- Cigarettes start a lot of fires. When you finish a cigarette, make sure it is right out.
- Put candles in a holder and keep them away from things that may burn, for example, curtains and papers.
- If you live in a block of flats, familiarize yourself with a local fire action plan published in the communal areas.