There are things that you can do to help keep your home and your building safe from fire. 

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Check your smoke alarm

Smoke alarms provide a vital early warning if there is a fire in your home
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Check your door closer works

Door closers are an essential part of your front door. They ensure the door always closes behind you, creating a barrier to protect you and others in your block

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Know your evacuation plan

Plan and practice your escape route and make sure everyone who lives in or visits your home knows how to escape.

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Keep communal areas clear of items

Exit routes and communal areas should be kept clear at all times. If there is a fire or any other emergency, you will need to get out quickly and safely.

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Take care when cooking

Stay alert and don’t get distracted whilst cooking. Most kitchen fires occur when people leave things unattended.



Further information on fire safety:

Fire brigade advice:
You can find further fire safety advice for all homes from the London Fire Brigade’s  home fire safety guide (PDF)

FAQs for residents living in buildings of six storeys and more 

Fire safety reminders if you live in a purpose built flat