Everyone has a role to play when it comes to managing fire safety. Here are some of the things all residents should do:
People are four times more likely to die in a fire at home if there's no working smoke alarm so remember to test your alarms every month to make sure they're in good working condition. If alarms start beeping, you need to change the battery immediately - see the video below showing you how to do this.
Check out our top fire safety tips to keep you, your family and your neighbours safe. We have tips on barbecues, candles, cooking, electrical appliances, heaters, fires and smoking.
Did you know that Fire Brigades offer home visits to talk to you about fire safety and how to prevent a fire in your home? London Fire Brigade (LFB) made over 80,000 visits last year alone. It's a totally free service, available at any time of day or night to suit you – that’s especially good news if you work shifts and aren’t free during the day. They’ll even fit free 10-year battery operated smoke alarms, in addition to the smoke alarms that we install. To book your visit, please call the LFB on freephone 0800 028 4428, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or text them on 07860 021 319. You can find out more on the London Fire Brigade website.