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Local Hero Award

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to nominate their local hero.

The Local Hero Award, sponsored by DFDS, is given to a member of the public or the fire service who has acted in a way befitting the title of Local Hero. The winner will be chosen by public vote and will be announced at the Humberside Fire are Rescue Service Community Awards Ceremony on Thursday 25 September 2014.

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Local Hero Award

Fire Safety at Home

  • Fit smoke alarms and test them regularly
  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Plan and practise your escape route
  • Switch off appliances before going to bed – including your cooker
  • Close all internal doors to prevent a fire from spreading
  • Share fire your safety plans with family and friends and look out for the elderly
  • Take extra care in the regions roads

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Fire Safety at Work

Businesses have a legal requirement for the person responsible to have a fire risk assessment and to review it if any risks in the building change. make sure it’s up to date.

  • Make sure your fire detection systems are maintained and working effectively and everyone in the building(s) understands what they need to do should it activate.
  • Practise your emergency evacuation plan to ensure your staff and visitors can escape quickly and easily – don’t forget that people with disabilities may need extra help.

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Fire Safety at Work

Check On Your Neighbours

The Check On Your Neighbours campaign is all about encouraging residents in the Humberside area to take 10 minutes out of their day to ensure that a neighbour is OK. There are four quick and simple checks anyone can carry out to help make their neighbour safer from the risk of fire.

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Check On Your Neighbours

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