South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Student safety

Your time at university should be the best years of your life – let’s make sure they aren’t ruined by fire.

Being in student accommodation doesn’t necessarily increase your fire risk, but it does alter it slightly.

Follow our top tips to keep yourselves safe and ensure we don’t have to crash the party:

  • Be careful when cooking – don’t leave food on when you’re showering or busy doing something else
  • Never cook drunk – this can end in disaster – get a takeaway instead
  • Shut the door when you’re having a shower and don’t vape near your smoke alarms – the steam can set them off
  • Make sure you know what to do in case of a fire – have an escape route planned in your head

This content was last updated on May 24th, 2024