Blocked escape routes put lives at risk

As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) is reminding people of the importance of a safe and clear escape route in case a fire should break out in their home.

Posted on 3 May 2017

This initiative is hoping to make more people aware of the dangers, take action and make their homes safer.

Prevention and Inclusion Group Manager Mat Lee said,

Every second counts when escaping a fire. Having working smoke alarms and a pre-planned and practiced escape plan can give you and your family the vital extra seconds needed to get out, stay out and call 999.

If the unthinkable should happen, and fire does break out in your home, it is essential that everyone in the house knows how to escape and that all escape routes are free from any obstacles or clutter.

Find out more about home safety and planning a safe escape