We would like to draw your attention to important fire safety advice
- If you have a fire, call 999.
- If your escape is blocked by fire or smoke it may be safer to stay put until the fire brigade arrives. Close the door and use soft materials to block any gaps to stop the smoke. Go to a window, call for help, dial 999 and wait to be rescued.
- Take extra care – especially when you are cooking or smoking.
These are also some practical tips that could help keep you safe in your home:
- Make sure that you have a smoke alarm, check that it works and change the battery if you need to.
- Make sure you know how you would get out of your home/premises if there is a fire – and that everyone in the property knows.
- Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully.
- Put candles out, use a snuffer or a spoon, it’s safer than blowing them out when sparks can fly.
- Double check the cooker is off.
- Turn heaters off and put up fireguards.
- Turn off and unplug electrical appliances, unless they are designed to be left on – like your fridge.
- Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading.
- Make sure exits are kept clear.
- Keep door and window keys where everyone can find them.
Please click on the following link to access further fire safety advice: www.london-fire.gov.uk/SafetyAtHome.asp