Message From ESFRS On Fire Safety
There are about 37,000 house fires in Britain each year and the survivors of these can end up losing everything. Most are caused by cooking, smoking materials, electrical items and candles.
The effects of a fire are devastating and aside from the injuries that can occur, many people lose all or some of their belongings.
Dawn Whittaker, the Chief Fire Officer of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) who sat for Treasure, says:
“ If you do have possessions that are really important to you, consider putting them in a fireproof box. I must stress though, no matter how important an item is to you, NEVER go back into a burning building to get it.
It is also important to have a fire escape plan and make sure everyone you live with understands it and preferably have a working smoke detector/ alarm that could alert you if a fire starts when you are asleep. You can find information about keeping you, your family and your home safe on our ESFRS website at www.esfrs.org .”