Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Night Time

Night Time
Many fires start at night. Make sure you have a night-time fire safety routines to help keep you and your family safe.
  • Switch off and unplug all electrical appliances not designed to stay on
  • Before emptying ashtrays make sure the contents are cold
  • Check soft furnishings where people have been smoking
  • Switch off portable heaters
  • Fit a spark guard to open hearth fires
  • Close the doors of all rooms
  • Check that keys to doors and window locks are easily available

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