Fire Kills – Home safety visits give you peace of mind
We’ve received recognition from the Fire Service for helping our residents book over 100 home safety visits, which help keep people safe and teach them about the risks in their homes.
We’re backing the national campaign Fire Kills which highlights the risks in every home – and that a fire can start in any room. And the message is being taken on board, as our resident have now booked over 100 free fire safety visits with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
Paul Bray, fire safety manager for PCH picked up the plaque from the Fire Service and said: “I’m really pleased that our residents are taking fire safety so seriously – most fires can be prevented by recognising some of the simple, everyday risks that are around the home.
“We’ve got a fantastic relationship with the local Fire Service as we both believe that effective partnership working helps to raise awareness of fire safety – and the more we do this, the more we can work to prevent fires from happening around the home.”
As part of the national campaign, we’re looking at the safety of people in blocks of flats and how they can stay safe. Keeping stairwells clean and clear of obstructions is important as in an emergency this is one of your main escape routes.
- Test your smoke alarms monthly
- Never disconnect or take the batteries out of your alarm if it goes off by mistake
- Longer life batteries for your smoke alarm are best
- Test your alarms by pressing the button until the alarm sounds, if it doesn’t sound then you need to replace the battery
- Fire blankets kept in the kitchen will help put out a fire or wrap a person whose clothes are on fire
- Heat alarms can detect fires in kitchens where smoke alarms should not be placed