How precious is your family and your home ?

REMEMBER you can replace your home and belonging's

YOU CAN NEVER REPLACE YOUR FAMILY !

FIRE KILLS !!!!!!

 

 

 

 

THE BEST PEOPLE TO GIVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FREE FIRE SAFETY ADVICE IS YOUR LOCAL FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

These people are the experts and will be only too willing to give you advice on the best way to protect your family and your home

Most local authority Fire and rescue services now offer a free home risk assessment.

There contact numbers can be found in your telephone directory or simply log on to www.firekills.gov.uk ( only dial 999 in an emergency ) REMEMBER, ITS FREE !

What can I do to help myself ????

1. Fit good quality smoke alarms to each level of your house. Try to fit alarms with a 10 year life. If this is not possible, then test the battery EVERY week and replace the battery EVERY year regardless of if the low battery alarm is audiable and remember to keep them free of dust. SMOKE ALARMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD DIY STORES NATIONWIDE USUALLY FOR LESS THAN £10

2. Involve ALL of your family in making an FIRE ACTION PLAN. Rehearse what to do in the event of a fire and ensure everyone knows exactly what to do. Try not to frighten the little ones. Whilst it has a serious side make it fun for the little one's. Practise makes perfect. Remember it would be a very stressful situation and it may well be dark and Smokey.

3. Ensure that everyone knows where window and door keys are kept and that escape routes are free from obstructions. EVERY SECOND COUNTS IN AN EMERGENCY !!! .

4. Fire in the kitchen accounts for over 50% of fires in the home. Take extra care when cooking.

5. NEVER leave a chip pan unattended. Why not get rid of that old fashioned chip pan and treat yourself to a nice modern thermostatically controlled deep fat fryer. These are much safer and will give you piece of mind.

6. Candle's. Again a disaster waiting to happen. Never leave a lit candle unattended or where children are. Always use proper candle holders and NEVER leave a candle on a combustible surface.

7. DO NOT smoke in bed. Ensure that cigarettes are properly stubbed out and disposed of carefully.

8. Close all door at night. In the event of a fire starting this will give you the extra seconds that can mean the difference between life and death. Remember, more often than not it's the smoke that kills.

9. DO NOT overload electrical sockets. Try to avoid using adaptor's. If you need more socket's then get a qualified electrician to fit some for you.

10. ALWAYS keep lighters and matches out of sight and reach of children.

11. Take extra care when you have been drinking or are tired.

12. ALWAYS switch off and unplug any electrical appliances when not in use, with the exception of items designed to be left on. i.e. fridge freezers etc.