Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting student accommodations this week as part of Student Fire Safety Week.
The campaign begins today (Monday October 25) and is hosted by the National Fire Chief’s Council.
This week our Fire Prevention Officers will be visiting halls of residents to review escape routes and locations of the rooms to make sure we can keep students as safe as possible.
We will also be giving students some tips and advice on staying safe. These include:
- Not leaving cooking unattended
- Remembering to put out candles or cigarettes properly
- Do not overload plug sockets
- Keep flammable materials away from electrical heater
- Turn electrics off when leaving the property
- Know your escape route
Group Commander Russ Hales, Head of Protection and Prevention, said:
“We are fortunate in Shropshire that we have seen very few incidents occur in student halls in recent years, but we will continue to share safety advice to ensure it stays that way.
“It is really important that students know their escape route as well as what their landlords or legally obliged to provide or maintain. We hope this will ensure that students can enjoy their time at university while continuing to stay safe.”
For more fire safety advice visit https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/safety-home/fire-safety-advice