Multi-Storey Flat Safety

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If a fire occurs in your flat

  • Follow your fire escape plan
  • Shout to alert the household and get out quickly
  • If smoke is present keep low, crawl if you need to get below the smoke level
  • Close doors behind you including the front door to prevent smoke and fire spread
  • Don’t return to investigate or fight the fire
  • Don’t use the lifts always take the stairs to exit the building

CALL 999 AS SOON AS YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE

If the fire is NOT in your flat

  • If a smoke alarm is sounding in a communal area or you smell smoke call the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Stay in your flat and keep the front door closed
  • Pack a towel or sheets around the bottom of the front door to stop smoke getting in
  • Go to an open window and wait for the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Service

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ONLY LEAVE THE SAFETY OF YOUR FLAT IF YOU’RE AFFECTED BY HEAT OR SMOKE, OR IF YOU’RE TOLD TO LEAVE BY FIREFIGHTERS OR THE POLICE

If you are trapped

  • In the unlikely event of becoming trapped by fire in your home, go to your “safe room“ and gather everyone there
  • Call the Fire and Rescue Service as soon as possible and protect the room by packing bedding or towels around the door to help block the smoke
  • Open the window to breathe clean air and try attracting attention by waving a sheet
  • Gather on a balcony if one is accessible

 

IF THERE IS A FIRE DON’T BE ALARMED BY THE SCALE OF THE FIRE SERVICES PRESCENCE AS WE NEED A LARGE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TO GET OUR EQUIPMENT FROM THE GROUND UP TO THE FLOOR OF THE FIRE

DO NOT JUMP – THE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE WILL BE ON THEIR WAY

YOU ARE AT NO MORE RISK OF HAVING A HOUSE FIRE THAN THOSE LIVING IN OTHER TYPES OF HOUSES

NEVER USE THE LIFT WHEN EVACUATING THE BUILDING 

IF THERE IS A FIRE WE’LL BE THERE

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You should always have a working smoke alarm installed

BOOK YOUR FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY VISIT NOW

 

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