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Electrical safety

Electrical fires are a major cause of fires in the home, with many residents unwittingly misusing appliances or overloading their sockets and extension leads.

We attend around 470 accidental fires in dwellings each year and electricity or electrical items are responsible for over 300 of these fires.

It's important to operate appliances according to the manufacturers' instructions and to check electrical items and leads for signs of damage or wear. So many residents use old or dangerous electrical items and overload their sockets, causing a potentially fatal fire risk, and always remember to switch off all appliances before you go to bed - if a fire starts when you are asleep you may never wake up.

Why not give our 'ampage' calculator on our website and facebook page a go - www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk  or www.facebook/northwalesfireservice -  it tells you if you are overloading your sockets and helps you to stay electrically safe.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service offers free home fire safety checks, where a member of the Service will visit your home, give fire safety hints and tips, help you to formulate a fire escape plan and fit new alarms - all free of charge. This service is available to all residents in North Wales.

To register for a free home fire safety check, please call the 24 hour free hotline on 0800 169 1234 or visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk

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