Our aim is to protect communities before emergencies occur and
to provide a professional, efficient and effective fire and rescue
service for all who live, work and travel throughout North
Plan for safety
Please make it your new year's resolution to keep you and your
family safe from fire - it is vitally important that residents
realise the importance of fire safety and how introducing just a
few simple steps into your everyday routine can help you stay as
safe as possible from fire.
The advice we are issuing is to take a common sense approach to
ensure the safety of your loved ones - I believe it is the
responsibility of everyone to follow this advice.
Firstly, ensure that you have a working smoke alarm in your
home, and test it once a week. Plan an escape route in the event of
a fire and go through it with all family members.
Also, have a nightime routine - check all appliances before
going to bed and close all doors. Never leave cooking unattended or
carelessly discard cigarettes.
Finally, if you are involved in a fire - get out, stay out and
call the fire and rescue service out by dialing 999.