If a fire breaks out, these steps can make escaping quicker and easier but ultimately this routine can prevent a fire from happening in the first place.
Put candles and cigarettes out properly
Fires caused by smoking related materials are a big cause of fire deaths. Candles should never be left unattended.
Check that the cooker is turned off
If using an open fire, make sure all embers are fully extinguished and put up a fire guard
A spark from an unattended fire can easily cause a fire
Turn off and unplug electrical appliances unless they are designed to be left on – like the freezer
By switching off electrical appliances the risk of a fire breaking out in the home is reduced.
Turn off gas and electric heaters
By switching off heaters the risk of a fire breaking out in the home is reduced.
Keep door and window keys where everyone in the household can find them
Knowing where the keys are will provide valuable extra time to escape in an emergency.
Make sure all exits are clear
Should a fire break out, keeping walkways and exits clear will make escaping easier.
Close internal doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
If a fire breaks out, closed doors slow down the fire's spread which gives extra time to escape.
Keep you and your family safer from fire.
Prevent – Stop a fire from starting by introducing a bedtime check into the household
Protect – Be alerted early should a fire break out by fitting smoke alarms
Respond – Prepare and practice a plan of escape to use should the worst happen
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