Prepare for fire

Be prepared

  • Visit Kent Fire and Rescue Service's website for advice on home fire safety and how to reduce fire hazards.

  • Contact Kent Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 923 7000 for free home fire safety advice and services.

  • Fit and maintain smoke alarms - at least one on every floor (Test your smoke alarms weekly).

  • Make sure you have planned your escape route in case of fire breaking out and that everybody in the house knows what to do.

  • Plan an escape route should fire break out at night (most fire deaths occur while people are sleeping).

  • Consider storing important documents in a fire-proof safe.

  • Don’t overload electrical sockets.

  • Never leave cooking or candles unattended.

If a fire breaks out

  • Get out.

  • Stay out. 

  • DO NOT use a lift.

  • Dial 999 and follow the advice of the Fire Service. 

  • If you’re moving or trapped in smoke, stay close to the floor where the air is cleaner

  • Never re-enter your home until the Fire and Rescue Service has made it safe.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

0800 923 7000

 

Contact Kent Fire and Rescue Service for free home fire safety advice and services.

 

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

 

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Kent Resilience Forum

Kent Fire and Rescue Service HQ

The Godlands

Straw Mill Hill

Tovil, Maidstone ME15 6XB