South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Safety in the home

Please check out the tabs to your left, or above if on a mobile phone, for specific pages around the different elements of fire safety in the home.

Our top 10 tips for staying safe at home are:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  • Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working. Please test smoke alarms weekly
  • Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
  • Never use a chip pan or any other pan filled with hot oil
  • Don’t overload electric sockets– most can only take a maximum of 13 amps
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children
  • Keep clothes well away from heaters and open fires
  • Put out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully
  • Don’t charge things like mobile phones, tablets or e-cigs overnight, or longer than the recommended charging time
  • Plan an escape route and make sure everyone in the house knows how to get out in the event of a fire

This content was last updated on June 29th, 2021