Fire Safety in the Home

Fire Safety Information

Fire Safety in the Home - Booklet (PDF) - 6,392 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety at Home (PDF) - 2,035 kbs  PDF
Smoke and Heat Alarms (PDF) - 1,603 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety in Flats and Apartments (PDF) - 3,482 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety for Older People (PDF) - 2,089 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety in Caravans (PDF) - 5,404 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety for Farms and Rural Areas (PDF) - 981 kbs  PDF
Fire Safety for Chimneys and Stoves (PDF) - 836 kbs  PDF

Together We Can STOP Fire:

- is for Smoke alarms. Make sure you have at least one on every level/floor.

T - is for Test your smoke alarms weekly or ask someone to check it for you.

O - is for Obvious dangers. Look out for fire risks like overloaded sockets, candles and unattended appliances.

P - is for Plan your escape route. Keep access routes clear and have your keys at the ready.



  • Overloading sockets:
  • Charging phones overnight or on the bed:
  • Smoking when tired
  • Leaving burning candles unattended
  • Leaving young children unattended
  • Leaving matches and lighters where children can get them
  • Leaving chip pans, frying pans, etc unattended:
  • Standing too close to fires, heaters, etc
  • Using faulty electrical appliances


Make sure to:

  • Have your chimney cleaned at least once a year
  • Use a sparkguard with open fires
  • Use proper holders when burning candles
  • Keep ashtrays empty when not in use
  • Have a suitable fire extinguisher and fire blanket in your kitchen
  • Have faulty electrical appliances repaired or replaced immediately
  • Close all doors at night time
  • Carry out a routine fire safety check before going to bed