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Stay safe from fire this winter

Top tips for preventing fire in the home

  • Test smoke alarms and CO detectors to check that they are working.
  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading.
  • Don’t overload your plug sockets with electric heaters or fairy lights. Remember to turn everything off at night.
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances unless they are designed to be left on e.g. your fridge or freezer.
  • Check your cooker is turned off.
  • Don’t leave the washing machine or tumble dryer on. Switch them off.
  • Turn off free-standing electric heaters.
  • Put candles and cigarettes out properly. Do not smoke in bed.
  • Make sure your exits are kept clear, dispose of your rubbish and do not let it build up.
  • Keep door and window keys where everyone can find them in an emergency.
  • Have a torch ready to use in case of a power failure. Do not use candles.

Safety in and around your home

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