Fire safety in the home is essential in order to keep you and your family safe. The easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is with working smoke alarms. Fit at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home. The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room, and on the hallway and landing, so you can hear an alarm throughout your home. Don’t forget to test your smoke alarms at least once a month.

We advise you not to put smoke alarms in or near kitchens or bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident. Don’t forget to vacuum your smoke alarm every three months to remove dust that can set them off. Having smoke alarms puts you one step ahead but, you still have to make sure you try and prevent a fire from starting in the home.

For specific fire safety information in the home to help keep you and your family safe, see the buttons below for specific safety advice. For information in other languages and formats, please refer to our library of resources in the other languages and formats section.

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