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Fire safety

Fire exit signFire safety is very important, so we have some advice which we recommend you follow.

Remember, if you have a fire in your home call 999.

The following tips come from the London Fire Brigade:

  • Take extra care – especially when you are cooking or smoking.
  • Make sure that you have a smoke alarm. Check that it works and change the battery if you need to. Do not paint over or cover it.
  • Make sure you know how you would get out of your home if there is a fire – and that everyone in your home knows.
  • Stub out cigarettes properly, dispose of them carefully and do not throw them out of windows or off balconies.
  • Put candles out. Use a snuffer or a spoon as it is safer than blowing them out as sparks can fly.
  • Double check the cooker is off after you have finished cooking.
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances after use, unless they are designed to be left on – like your fridge.
  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading.
  • Make sure any exits are kept clear.
  • Keep door and window keys where everyone can find them, including guests if they are staying over.

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