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Last year, of the 6871 fires we attended, 1985 were at night (between 9pm and 9am). So before you go to bed, it's really important to make some simple checks. These will only add a couple of minutes to your day, but will significantly reduce your risk of a fire.
We worry more about fires at night as you are likely to be sleeping, so get less warning to escape. That's why it's really important to have working smoke or heat alarms in every room where a fire could start. Your smoke alarms should wake you if a fire does break out, but you can further reduce your risk by carrying out these simple checks before you go to bed.
Did you know?
Last year in England, 1,873* fires were connected to using washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers?
Absolutely, yes. If you – or someone you care for – might not quickly detect or escape from a fire, it's particularly important to take every action you can to prevent a fire from happening. Prevention is the very best way to protect yourself and the people you care for from fire.
We can visit you and your loved ones at home to help you work out your best bed-time routine and escape plan.Book your home fire safety visit