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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Protect Yourself This Winter

Protect Yourself this Winter with our 10 top tips:

  • Store electric blankets in a flat or rolled up position and never use them at the same time as a hot water bottle
  • Consider making your smoke alarm more visible by putting a brightly coloured sticker on it and keep mobility aids such as walking sticks close to hand
  • Keep heaters away from curtains and furniture and never use them to dry clothes
  • Remain in the kitchen at all times when preparing food
  • Regularly clean your oven and toaster
  • Test your smoke alarm every week
  • Ensure that smoke alarms are fitted in a place that will be audible from the bedroom
  • If you smoke use a heavy ash tray that will not tip over
  • When using a tumble drier clean the filter regularly to remove any fluff
  • If you have an open fire use good quality fuel and ensure that the chimney is swept regularly