South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Bedtime routines

Most fire deaths happen at night, so take the time to check your home before you go to bed.

The key steps include:

  • Check your escape routes are clear of obstacles
  • Make sure your keys are kept where you and your family can find them
  • Switch off cookers, washing machines, heaters, laptops and other electrical appliances, unless they are meant to be left on, like fridges and freezers
  • Unplug mobile phones, tablets, e-cigarettes and other types of charger- never leave them to charge overnight
  • Make sure candles are put out– never leave a lit candle unattended
  • Close internal doors, especially downstairs. If a fire does start, this stops it from spreading as fast
  • If you have a mobile phone, take it to bed with you. Call 999 in an emergency

This content was last updated on June 29th, 2021