Call 999 if a fire starts in your home

It is your responsibility to ensure everyone in your home, including young people, know how to make a 999 call and can provide details of where you live, including:

  • House number

  • Street

  • Town

  • Postcode

You may need to describe local landmarks if you live in an isolated area.

Six steps

Here are the six important steps people can take to prevent fires from happening and also what to do to stay safe if one does break out:

  1. PLAN - plan your easiest escape route

  2. TEST - fit a smoke alarm and test regularly

  3. CHECK - check all appliances before going to bed or leaving the house

  4. CARE - never leave cooking unattended

  5. CLOSE - close doors at all times - this can prevent fire spreading

  6. CALL - get out and call 999 at the first sign of fire