Top Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe this Christmas

Caroline Kelly

December 16, 2021

Christmas fire safety tips

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The festive season is a fabulous time of celebration with our families and friends, but with it comes some potential fire hazards. From fairy lights to charging devices to candles, there are a few things to be aware of in your home.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch a short fire safety video and read these top fire safety tips, and share this article with your family and friends – it could help save lives!

Christmas Fire Safety Tips

Take a minute to watch this fire safety video and follow these six simple fire safety tips to keep you and your nearest and dearest safe from fire this Christmas.

#1. Install Smoke Alarms and Check Them Regularly

Ensure smoke alarms are installed in your home, and that they are working. Check that they are uncovered and test them weekly. Never remove batteries for use in toys.

#2. Avoid Overload

Don’t overload sockets or electrical adaptors by plugging too many appliances into one socket, especially those with a high electrical current such as kettles, irons and heaters.

#3. Check Christmas Lights

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Be sure to check Christmas lights and electrical decorations for frayed cables or wiring. If they’re damaged, replace them. Light up decorations can be a major fire risk.

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#4. Switch Off at Night

Turn off lights and appliances at bedtime. While fairy lights and other light up festive decorations can create a cosy atmosphere at home, like all electrical appliances they shouldn’t be left on over night. Do a whole house check and switch off before bed.

#5. Mind the Candles

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Keep lit candles away from anything flammable, for example curtains, Christmas cards or anything that can catch fire. Never leave candles unattended or go to sleep when they are alight.

#6. Plan a Fire Evacuation Route

Plan a fire evacuation route and practice a fire drill with your children so that if a fire does start, this will give you all the best chance to get out safely and call 112 for help.

If you found these simple tips useful, please take a moment to share this article with family and friends, it could help to save lives.

Top Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe this Christmas

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