Night Time Check
Most people carry out a “Last Thing at Night” check on our homes to make sure that they are secure from burglars, etc. We should include a "Routine Fire Safety Check". This should only take a couple of minutes but it could mean the difference between Life and Death.
Walk around your home and:
- Unplug all unnecessary electrical appliances and turn off all unnecessary gas appliances.
- Make sure all candles and naked flames are extinguished.
- Place a fireguard in front of any open fire.
- Empty all ashtrays.
- Check all escape routes are clear of obstructions. Its easy to trip in the dark.
- Check that the correct keys are available for any doors that need unlocking
- Close all doors to reduce the spread of fire and smoke.
National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management
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