FIRE SAFETY

         

FIRE KILLS  

 

PUSH THE BUTTON

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has recorded their own version of the Sugababes, number one hit single 'Push the Button.' The new version by the 'Sugaflames' has an accompanying music video in which firefighters from across the County star.

FREE Home Fire Safety Advice
Call Freephone TODAY 0800 032 1155
Or email: hfsc@hwfire.org.uk
Our Community Safety Teams Will:
Give safety advice on how you can prevent fires occurring.
Give advice on other potential causes of accidents in the home.
Help you make your Escape plan.
Our Community Safety Teams May:
Visit your home at a time convenient to you and fit smoke alarms.
Call us BEFORE IT HAPPENS!

14 TOP FIRE SAFETY TIPS

How to make your home a safe home

1 Fit smoke alarms on each level in your home. Keep them free from dust and test them once a week. You can get a 10-year alarm; all you should change the batteries in your alarm every year
2 If you have a TV or other large electrical appliance (such as a computer) in any of the bedrooms, you should fit a smoke alarm there to.
3 Make a fire action plan so that everyone in your home knows how to escape if there is a fire.
4 Keep the exits from your home clear so that people can escape if there is a fire. Make sure that everyone in your home can easily find keys for doors and windows.
5 Take extra care in the kitchen-accidents while cooking account for over half of fires in home. Never leave young children alone in the kitchen.
6 Take extra care when cooking with hot oil. Consider buying a deep-fat fryer which is controlled by a thermostat (if you don't already have one)
7 Never leave lit candles in rooms that nobody is in or in rooms where children are on their own. Make sure candles are in secure holders on a surface that does not burn and are away from materials that could burn.
8 Make sure cigarettes are stubbed out properly, disposed of carefully and never smoke in bed.
9 Get into the habit of closing doors at night. If you want to keep a child's bedroom open, close the doors to the lounge and kitchen, it may well help save their life if there is a fire.
10 Don't overload electrical sockets. Remember one plug for one socket.
11 Keep matches and lighters where children cannot reach them.
12 Take special care when you are tired or when you've been drinking.
13 Don't leave the TV or other electrical appliances on standby as this could cause a fire always switch off and unplug when not in use.
14 Keep torches handy in case of a power cut. They are much safer then candles.


MAKE SURE EVERY ONE'S OUT
AND
NEVER GO BACK INTO A FIRE

Make fire safety fun
Make fire safety fun by visiting DirectgovKids - a site for 4 to 11 year olds. Your child will be able to:

visit an interactive fire station
play interactive games

Hear stories and watch animations to help them learn more about fire safety in their own home
Go to

http://kids.direct.gov.uk/main.aspx?firstObject=fire_station 

WEBSITE

http://www.hwfire.org.uk

 

 

 

CHIMNEY FIRES

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service attend aroud 200 chimney and woodburner fires every year.

 

     

 

 This is what a Chimney Fire can do?

 

How often should chimneys be swept?

 If  using oil or gas, once a year

If using smokeless fuels of bituminous coal, at least once a year

Every 3 months for wood, when in use

 KEEP IT CLEAN