Whether you are living in halls of residence, private accommodation or at home – fire safety does matter. Come along to Canterbury Fire Station on 19th September from 10am to find out more.

Did you know?

  • 5 people aged 17-24 are killed or injured by fires each day
  • Every year, around 350 18-24 year olds are injured in accidental house fires started by cigarettes, smoking materials & candles
  • More than ½ of all accidental fire deaths amongst this age group occur in the kitchen when cooking, when handling hot substances or through misuse of electrical equipment
  • 1 in every 3 people who die in house fires has been drinking

Some simple tips

  • Keep your cooker, grill & oven clean to avoid grease & fat build-up, that could start a fire
  • Keep an eye on your cooking
  • Don’t cook when drunk
  • Unplug phone chargers & hair straighteners when not in use
  • Keep fire escapes clear
  • Don’t cover smoke detectors
  • Don’t ignore fire alarms if they go off. You may think it is only a test or your flatmate has accidentally set it off again but it could be real and you would not want to risk your or other people’s safety.
  • If you smoke make sure you put your cigarettes out. Remember you are not allowed to smoke in Christ Church Student Accommodation.