Fire Hose
Fire Hose


Together We Can STOP Fire

STOP stands for:

  • S – is for Smoke alarms. Make sure you have at least one on every level/floor.
  • T – is for Test your smoke alarms weekly or ask someone to check it for you.
  • O – is for Obvious dangers. Look out for fire risks like overloaded sockets, candles and unattended appliances.
  • P – is for Plan your escape route. Keep access routes clear and have your keys at the ready.


  • Smoking when tired
  • Leaving burning candles unattended
  • Leaving young children unattended
  • Leaving matches and lighters where children can get them
  • Leaving chip pans, frying pans, etc. unattended
  • Standing too close to fires, heaters, etc.
  • Using faulty electrical appliances
  • Overloading sockets

Make sure to:

  • Have your chimney cleaned at least once a year
  • Use a sparkguard with open fires
  • Use proper holders when burning candles
  • Keep ashtrays empty when not in use
  • Have a suitable fire extinguisher and fire blanket in your kitchen
  • Have faulty electrical appliances repaired or replaced immediately
  • Close all doors at night time
  • Carry out a routine fire safety check before going to bed
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