It is important that in an event of a fire that you ‘Get Out, Stay Out and call 999’. Do not tackle the fire yourself, leave it to the fire crews. Our video explains why this is important and the song is a bit catchy!
A working smoke alarms could help save your home and the lives of you and your family as it will give you an early warning of a fire. Install working smoke alarms on every floor of your home - 10 year sealed battery smoke alarms are the best option and look out for the British Standard Kitemark. Make sure you test your alarms every week.
Preparing and practising a plan of action will help you act quickly if there’s a fire in your home – it could even save your life. When you make an escape plan, involve everyone who lives in your home, including children, older or disabled people and any lodgers.
Here are some tips to help plan your escape from fire: