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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Students to Stay Safe

18/09/2009

As the start of the academic year is approaching, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are encouraging students to stay safe in their home by following correct fire safety advice.

For many students this may be their first time away from home and therefore they are perhaps not as safety aware. 

Head of Risk Reduction, Ian Sloss said: “We want students to enjoy themselves but encourage them to look after their property by reducing the risk of fire. The start of the academic year traditionally sees a rise in fire related incidents and people living in shared or rented accommodation are seven times more likely to have a fire so it is really important that students take fire safety seriously.”

 

"We want students to enjoy themselves but encourage them to look after their property by reducing the risk of fire. "

Head of Risk Reduction, Ian Sloss

Reduce the risk of fire in your property by following the safety advice below:

  • Make sure your property is fitted with working smoke alarms and is regularly tested.
  • Ensure all internal doors are closed when vacating the property.
  • Never drink alcohol whilst cooking.
  • Make sure all cooking appliances are turned off when you have finished using them.
  • Always make sure that cigarettes are disposed of correctly.
  • Make sure you plan and know your escape route in the event of a fire.