Dorset Fire and Rescue Fire Safety Information
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Some simple safety measures can help you stop a fire in your home
Never touch matches or lighters
Take care when cooking- make sure the cooker is turned off before bedtime, there should always be an adult in the room when cooking.
Take care around candles and fires
Don't overload electric plug sockets
Turn off electrical items when they are not being used (especially in your bedroom)
Sometimes fires do happen, if you have smoke alarms and an escape plan this will help you be aware of the fire quicker and give you more time to get out.
Having a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home will give you early warning of a fire.
Have an escape plan - everyone needs to know the plan, including a meeting point so you know everyone is safely out.
Keep your escape routes clear of things you could trip over (you may not see them in the dark and smoke)
Make sure everyone knows where the door and window keys are.
Have a second escape route to use if the first is blocked.
As soon as you can , call 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service.
Make sure you know your address,
Never go back inside for any reason.
Get out, Stay out and call 999
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