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Fire safety

We will do everything we can to ensure your home is as safe as it can be. Your home will be fitted with modern smoke alarms and if you live in a block of flats, we will carry out regular checks of communal areas, emergency lighting and alarms.

From time to time we will also carry out fire and evacuation drills in blocks of flats.Humberside Fire and Rescue officers are also happy to carry out a home safety check for you if you ask them to. Give them a call on 01724 295900. However, the best advice is to take measures to avoid fire starting in the first place.

To find out more about flats and high rise safety, click here. Or for advice on how to keep your home safe from fire, click here.

What to do in the event of a fire

  • Call 999 and ask for the Fire Service. Tell them if there are people in the building and if anyone has a disability.
  • Keep calm.
  • Do not try and put out the fire yourself unless you know you can quickly and safely.
  • Get everyone out of the house – and stay out.
  • Don’t stop to collect anything or get dressed.
  • Follow your planned escape route.
  • Close all the doors behind you as you leave the house.

If your escape is blocked, here's what you should do:

  • Get everyone into one room, ideally with a window and a mobile phone. Call 999.
  • Use any materials such as bedding, pillows or towels to place around the bottom of doors. This will help block out any smoke.
  • Open any available windows and shout for help.
  • If you cannot open any windows, break the glass in the bottom corner and make any jagged edges safer with a towel or a blanket.
  • Wait for the Fire Service to arrive.

For more advice on fire safety, visit Humberside Fire and Rescue's website.

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