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Fire Safety

Humberside Fire and Rescue

Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year

Humberside Fire Authority is responsible for the fire and rescue service across the four unitary authority areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, serving a population of almost one million people spread over more than 2,000 square miles.

If you find that your home is on fire then you need to dial 999.

Fire Prevention

By taking a few simple steps, you can reduce the likelihood of fire.

  1. Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  2. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working. Please test smoke alarms
  3. Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
  4. Never, ever use a chip pan or any other pan filled with hot oil
  5. Do not overload electric sockets– most can only take a maximum of 13 amps
  6. Keep matches and lighters away from children
  7. Keep clothes well away from heaters and open fires
  8. Put out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully
  9. Don’t charge things like mobile phones, tablets or e-cigs overnight, or longer than the recommended charging time
  10. Plan an escape route and make sure everyone in the house knows how to get out in the event of a fire

The best way to reduce the risk of fire is to be aware of any potential dangers or hazards that may cause a fire. The Humberside Fire and Rescue service has a range of information to help you be aware of any such dangers to help prevent fires in the home.

Find out more about Fire safety here

Safe and Well assessment

Home fire safety visits are changing from 2018, Public Safety teams and operational crews will begin delivering 'Safe and Well' visits in line with the overarching national strategy of 'Fire as a Health Asset'.

During your Safe and Well Assessment they will –

  • show you how to check your smoke alarm;
  • inspect your home to help you spot any potential fire hazards and show you what to do to reduce or prevent the risk of fire;
  • help you to create an escape plan for your property

As well as Fire Safety, the Safe and Well assessment will also review other structural and health issues such as a loose bannister or reduced mobility.

The assessment will centre on four main themes -

  • Smoking cessation
  • Social isolation
  • Falls prevention
  • Winter warmth

These new assessments will help you to stay safe in your own home. The following video demonstrates how a Safe and Well assessment works

Book a safe and well assessment here

Alternatively, you can contact general enquires by telephone on 03003 038 242

Last reviewed: 24/09/2018