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BASIC FIRE SAFETY - Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service 

  • Test your smoke alarm every week
  • Don't overload electrical sockets 
  • Don't charge phones/devices overnight 
  • Use washers, dryers, and dishwashers during the day when you are at home 
  • Do not leave cooking unattended 
  • Keep kitchens clean and tidy 
  • Keep scarves, long hair and loose clothing away from cooking flames and pans
  • Switch ovens and hobs off after use 
  • Keep exits and stairs clear and free from clutter 
  • Make sure candles and cigarettes are properly extinguished 
  • No smoking in bed 
  • Switch off fires and heaters before going to bed
  • Keep phones and keys nearby at bedtime 

If there is a fire, get out of the house safely. 

See the attached fire and safety illustration below by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.