Watch: video short (includes subtitles) - get a free fire safety check
In a house fire, you might think that the smoke would wake you and give you and your family time to escape but it won't.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue offers a free home fire risk check service, which involves a visit to your home.
They will give you fire safety advice, discuss escape routes and fit free life saving equipment such as smoke alarms and fire guards.
It's free, so arrange yours today.
Phone the freephone number on 0800 0241 999 to arrange a time or text 07528 983101 or book online.
Other top tips:
• Fit a smoke alarm and test it regularly
• Take care when cooking
• Plan an escape route and make a bedtime check
• Don’t overload sockets
• Put cigarettes out properly
Old electric blankets can be a fire risk, so get yours tested regularly. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service carry out annual electric blanket testing. Contact the Fire and Rescue Service to find out dates.
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Beryl, from Newcastle.
"I love cooking, but I'm getting a bit more forgetful, and I was worried that my smoke alarms didn't work.
I went on the Staffordshire Cares website and found that the Fire and Rescue Service could help me with a free home fire risk check service.
A firefighter visited me at home and gave me some good fire safety advice as well as fitting new smoke alarms for free.
I feel much safer and worry less now that I've got working smoke alarms fitted in my house. I also know what to do if there is a fire."
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