Welcome to the teachers section of "smoke’s no joke". We aim to arm you with all the information you need to tackle smoking issues in school.

House Fire

Fire safety

Every year in the UK, 100 people lose their lives and 1000 people are injured in house fires caused by smoking.

Just a few simple precautions can prevent this type of fire

  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Never leave a lit cigarette lying around.
  • Always use a proper ashtray on a level and stable surface. Make sure that the cigarette butts are completely cold before the ashtray is emptied into a bin. It is recommended that ashtrays be put outside overnight.
  • Take extra care when you're tired or have been drinking.
  • Keep matches and cigarette lighters out of sight and reach of children.
  • Make sure your home has a working smoke alarm on each floor.

General fire precautions also apply in smoker's homes

  • Make a fire action plan for your home. Every person should know what to do and where to find door and window keys. Keep all exits clear.
  • Cooking accidents account for over half of all house fires. Never leave young children alone in the kitchen and take extra care when cooking with hot oil.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended or in rooms where children are alone. Place candles in secure holders on a level surface and away from any materials that could burn.
  • Get into the habit of closing doors at night, especially those to the living room and kitchen.
  • Leaving TVs and other electrical appliances on standby is a fire hazard so switch off and unplug when not in use. Don't overload electrical sockets. Remember one plug for one socket.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service give free advice on how to keep your home safe. Get in touch with the Community Safety Team on free phone 0300 303 8242 or email community.safety@humbersidefire.gov.uk

For more information please visit www.humbersidefire.gov.uk


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