This week is National Fire Chief Council’s Home Fire Safety Week (12 – 18 June).
Our team works closely with Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) to ensure that we're always up-to-date on the latest fire safety measures and recommendations.
By taking advantage of these resources and staying informed, you can gain some valuable information on the primary risks associated with fires around your homes.
- Make sure there is at least one working smoke alarm on every level of the home, and you can hear it.
- Check if there is a carbon monoxide alarm and if there are fuel-burning appliances such as boilers, open fires, and wood burners.
- Plan an escape route and make sure everyone living at the property is aware of it.
- Wherever possible close all doors at night.
- Keep all exits clear and with keys nearby.
Below is a list of key areas to be aware of – these are the biggest fire risks in the home.
- Always keep an eye on your cooking, never leave it unattended.
- Never leave devices charging unattended or overnight.
- Keep electrical appliances clean and in good working order, never overload sockets.
- Stay at home when using appliances (dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers), don’t leave them on overnight.
- If you smoke, make sure cigarettes are out completely.
- Put candles out before leaving the room.
Free online home safety check tool:
Free Home Safety Visits
If you are concerned about the safety of your property, please contact DSFRS to book in a free home safety visit here