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Hull City Council

Smoking and fire safety

  • Every year in the UK approximately 100 people die and 1000 people are injured in house fires caused by smoking.

If someone in your house smokes, your home is at greater risk of fire so it's very important that everyone in your family does their bit to keep your home safe.

House Fire

If you smoke at home:

  • Never leave a lit cigarette lying around.
  • Always use a proper ashtray and make sure it can't be knocked over.
  • Never smoke in bed.

Here are some things you can do:

  • Every home needs a working smoke alarm on each floor of the building.
  • Remind a parent or carer to check the alarms in your home regularly.
  • Get your family together to make a fire action plan for your home. Every member of the family should know what to do and where to find keys if there's a fire.
  • Never play with matches or cigarette lighters.
  • Take care when you're in the kitchen. Cooking accidents cause half of the house fires in the UK each year.
  • Switch off and unplug TVs and other electrical appliances when they're not in use – especially over night. Use one plug for one socket only.
Humberside Fire Service

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 and there's lots more information on their website

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