If fire breaks out, get out, stay out and call 999 - don't try to tackle the fire yourself.
Fire safety in the home
Advice and tips to help prevent fire in your home and how to make an escape plan, in case a fire does break out are available on the Fire Safety website, listed below.
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. More information and advice on what to check for is available on the Fire Safety website, listed below.
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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