Safe Escape #30Days30WaysUK

We hope you’ll never experience this but you don’t know when, or even if, a fire will break out in your home but you can take steps now.  Here are some resources to help you:

Norfolk Fire offer free safety advice, carrying out a home safety check. To see if you qualify, visit the Norfolk Fire website or call 0800 917 8137

  • Fire safety

    Norfolk Fire have produced a short video to help you identify the risks in your home, and how to make it safer.  You can access the video and checklist by clicking on the following link: Fire safety at home – Norfolk County Council

  • Plan together

    Develop a fire action plan with everyone at home, especially children and anyone elderly or vulnerable.  Take into account escape routes, smoke alarms and how often you’ll practice the plan: fire action plan information

  • Smoke alarms

    They’re the only efficient way of alerting people to a fire.  Remember they need to be tested once a week, should be fitted on every level of your home and be replaced every 10 years.  More information here: smoke alarms

  • High rise buildings

    Norfolk Fire provide some guidance on what to do if:

    • there is a fire in your flat
    • there is a fire, but not in your flat (and your flat is unaffected by heat or smoke)

    High rise guidance

  • Chimney fires

    Chimney fires occur when deposits of combustion are left within the flueways.  How often do you get your chimney swept?

    More information: Chimney fires

  • Carbon monoxide

    Heating and cooking appliances fueled by coal, smokeless fuels, wood, oil and gas can cause CO poisoning if they are poorly installed, incorrectly used or if they are not properly and regularly maintained?

    More information: Carbon Monoxide