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Fire safety

Having working smoke alarms is one of the best ways to protect your family from fire at home, but it’s still vital that you know some basic fire safety rules.


This will help them know what to do if you discover a fire, or if your clothes catch fire.


  • Don’t be tempted to play with matches, lighters or candles, as fires can get out of control really quickly.
  • If you see smoke or flames, tell a grown-up straight away. It’s really important that you don’t try to put the fire out yourself.
  • If the smoke alarm goes off at night, shout to wake everyone up.
  • If there’s a fire, get outside as quickly as possible using your normal way out. Don’t hide under a bed or in a wardrobe, and don’t stop for toys or pets.
  • If you’re trapped inside and there is smoke, crawl along the floor where the air is cleanest. Go to a room with a window that opens. Put blankets, towels or clothes at the bottom of the door to stop smoke getting in.
  • If there’s a phone, call 999 and say that there’s a fire. Give as much information about your address as you can. If there isn’t a phone, open the window and shout for help. This will help firefighters see where you are, so they can come and rescue you.
  • Shut your bedroom door at night: if there’s a fire, this will help to stop it spreading to your room so quickly.
  • If your clothes catch fire, don’t panic – STOP, DROP, and ROLL. STOP what you are doing. DROP to the ground and cover your face with your hands. ROLL over and over to put out the flames.


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