Pancake day - fire safety tips
Please be extra flippin’ careful when you're making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
When using a frying pan or cooking with hot oil, remember:
Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on
Do NOT move the pan if it is on fire
Never put the food in the pan if the oil begins to give off smoke
If there's a fire, get out, stay out and call us out
Supervise children in the kitchen at all times
Also, please test your smoke alarm before you start cooking. If you did end up having a kitchen fire, a working smoke alarm will greatly increase your chances of escaping unharmed.
Carry out your own home safety check
Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.
Do the online home safety check
Book a home safety check
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will fit free smoke alarms for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.
If you are over 65 years of age and you live in Cheshire, you can arrange for a Firefighter or a Community Safety Advocate to visit your home for a free home safety visit. During the home safety visit advice will be given on how to make your home safer, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if you are trapped by a fire. Free smoke alarms will also be fitted (if needed) with an explanation on how to maintain them correctly.
Book a home safety visit for over 65’s