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Each year several hundred people die and many more are injured in their homes. Spending a small amount of time thinking about safety in the home is a lifetime's investment.

Every household in Cumbria can have a free Home Fire Safety Check.

A Local Community Fire-fighter will visit you and advise you on all aspects of home fire safety, design a fire plan for your household and, if required, fit a new smoke alarm or show you how to maintain your existing one.
For this free service, or advice on home fire safety, call our Freephone number 0800 358 4777 or call the Barrow Area Office on 01229 821363 this link will take you there in a new windowThe Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

  • Decide in advance your escape plan, which must include the young, the old and any infirm members of your household. 
  • Ensure everyone knows what to do. Have an assembly point outside where everyone in the household knows to meet in the event of fire. 
  • Fit domestic smoke alarms, ideally one on each floor. 
  • Before going to bed, close all doors. 
  • Make sure keys are readily available to unlock external doors. 
  • Make sure any alternative ways out that you have identified are also able to be opened in an emergency. 
  • Get every one out, then telephone the fire brigade from outside. 

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