Information and tips on how to prevent a fire and what to do in the event of a fire at home and on-campus.
To prevent a fire from starting you should:
- Not leave the kitchen when you are cooking.
- Not put candles near anything that could catch fire, like curtains or sofas.
- Make a safety plan to ensure you can get out of your home in the event of a fire.
If a fire starts you should:
- Keep calm and get out as quickly as you can, do not stop to collect things.
- Keep low where the air is cleaner if there is smoke.
- If you cannot get out and are on the ground floor, drop pillows or blankets out of the window to land on and carefully lower yourself.
- If you cannot get out of any doors or windows, go into a room where there is no fire and put a towel, blanket or clothing at the bottom of the door to stop smoke coming in.
- Phone 999.
If you use a building regularly please familiarise yourself with the Fire Action signs which outline where your assembly point is.
- The University runs regular fire drills for your safety.
- If you see a fire, do not try to tackle it yourself. Raise the alarm and evacuate the area.
- Fire Marshall's in high visibility vests will be on hand to direct you.