Safety steps to save lives
Fit smoke alarms on each floor level in your home
- If you don't have working smoke alarms in your home, your chances of surviving a fire when you are asleep are almost zero.
- Test your smoke alarms every month and replace batteries once a year
- If your smoke alarm keeps going off, don't disconnect them. They are only doing their job.
Ask Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service / Community Fire Safety about the best place to put them so that they won't keep going off, for example, when you are cooking.
Keep doors closed at night
- This will help delay the spread of fire and smoke
Do a safety check before you go to bed each night
- The more electrical appliances you can switch off at the wall socket, the safer you will be
- Check gas appliances and put a spark guard in front of open fires
- Put out cigarette ends and candles properly
- Always keep matches and cigarette lighters away from children
Practice your fire action plan
- Knowing what to do and acting quickly will save lives
- Regularly take a few minutes to 'walk' the escape route with everyone in your household and check that everyone can unlock and open doors and windows easily
- Review your plan regularly, especially if you make any changes in your home