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Christmas safety article from ESFRS.

Date: Tuesday, 20th Dec 2022 | Category: General

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have produced the below article with some tips on how people can stay safe at Christmas time and they would be grateful of you could circulate it to you networks and share with your clients.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish you a safe and happy Christmas.  To help you enjoy Christmas safely we have produced a few tips for you:

  • Don’t cook if you have been drinking and never leave cooking unattended.
  • Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that can catch alight easily.
  • Keep candles, lighters and matches out of children’s reach. Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Never overload electrical sockets. Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before you go to bed.
  • Decorations can burn easily – so don’t attach them to lights or heaters.
  • Take time to check on older relatives and neighbours this Christmas as they are potentially at greater risk from fire.
  • Make sure your family and visitors know how to escape in an emergency.
  • Check your Christmas tree lights carry this British Safety Standard sign.

When ESFRS’ specially trained Safe and Well advisors carry out one of our free Home Safety Visits, they can offer a range of advice around home safety, bedtime routines, escape routes and electrical safety. They can also fit smoke alarms and other specialist equipment when needed.  To find out more call 0800 177 7069 (freephone) or visit our website and have a happy and safe Christmas.