Your safety is our top priority and we are committed to doing everything we can to protect you from the risk of fire. It is important you play your part, so we have provided information about what you can do to stay safe.
Fire safety in your home
Remember, never try and tackle a fire yourself – if a fire starts in your home, call 999.
We’ve pulled together some top tips to help you stay safe in your home, and avoid a household fire:
Create an emergency evacuation plan
Make sure everyone living in the house knows where keys are
Keep all escape routes clear
Show your family your escape route and make sure everyone can open doors
Have a second option escape route in case the first is blocked
If any changes are made to your home, review your evacuation plan
In the event of a fire:
Stay calm and act quickly – tell everyone to get out
Don’t waste time trying to take valuables with you
Close all doors behind you to contain the fire
If your escape route is blocked:
Call 999 immediately
Stay in a room far away from the fire and wait for the fire service to arrive
If you can’t get to a phone, open a window and shout for help
Put towels or bedding around the bottom of the door to reduce the smoke getting in
Fire prevention tips:
Regularly (we advise once a month) test your fire alarm is still working.
Never smoke in bed.
Always keep a close eye on your cooking – especially if you use a chip pan.
Keep all appliances and combustible materials such as tea towels and kitchen role away from the cooker when lit.
Never leave burning candles unattended and make sure they are in a suitable holder. Find out more about using candles safely on Cheshire Fire & Rescue’s website here.
We're committed to being open and transparent with you about how we make sure you are safe in your home and free from harm, including keeping you and your home safe in the event of a fire. With each fire risk assessment issued, there is also a corresponding Certificate of Conformity. The Certificate is a statement to you that we have applied the standards required by BAFE SP205 in undertaking the fire risk assessment.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service 'Safe and Well Visit'
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a free 'Safe and Well Visit' for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.