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Fire safety

If fire breaks out, get out, stay out and call 999 - don't try to tackle the fire yourself.

Fire safety in the home

See fire safety (external website) from GOV.UK for advice and tips on how to help prevent fire in your home and how to make an escape plan.

Electrical safety in the home

Electricity and electrical appliances can be a fire risk. You should know how to turn off the mains electricity supply in an emergency. The switch is usually in the same place as the fuse box. Remember always turn off the mains electricity before doing any electrical repairs or changing fuses.

Fire safety in the garden


  • Build bonfires at least 18 metres (60ft) away from houses, trees, hedges, fences or sheds
  • Use domestic firelighters
  • Never use petrol, paraffin or other flammable liquids


For further information on fireworks, please see our firework safety page.

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Related web pages

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    Information on how and where to safely use fireworks, also includes times and dates when fireworks are allowed to be used.

  • Gas safety

    Information and advice about gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks.