Put safety at the top of your Christmas list this December

21/12/2018

​Turkey? Check. Tinsel? Check. Tree? Check. Sorted, right?

While you might think, you’ve got the basics covered already this Christmas, we would like to remind you to put safety at the top of your Christmas list this year.

From cooking your Christmas dinner safely, to making sure those new electrical goods you unwrap from under the Christmas tree are from trusted sources, and driving safely on the roads when you visit relatives, you can find all of the advice you need for a safe festive season on our ‘Safety in Your Home’ page.

Most people will be spending time with loved ones this Christmas, but for our crews and Fire Control Team, the Christmas period is just another day, and they will be on duty over the festive to keep you safe.

Here are some simple tips that our crews would like you to remember about staying safe this Christmas:  

  • Let’s be honest, food is a big part of Christmas, but when you’re cooking your turkey and warming up those mince pies, never leave cooking unattended – we don’t want to be your unexpected Christmas guests!
  • Turn all electrical goods off when you are finished with them, and before you leave the house and go to bed.
  • If you’re going out to visit relatives, you might be thinking the roads will be quiet and therefore safe, but please make sure you drive to the conditions in the winter weather and #DriveToArrive.
  • Test your smoke alarms, and if you’re visiting elderly relatives and neighbours, give them the gift of testing their smoke alarm for them!
  • Make sure everyone in your house, especially guests, knows your escape plan in the event of a fire.
  • While you’re leaving your mince pie out for Santa, take the time to refresh your bedtime routine – closing all internal doors and switching electrical items off.
  • Have a safe and happy Christmas.

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