Red4ready - Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week 2022, which runs from the 17th to the 24th of October, will focus on upholding the principles of fire safety and informing citizens about the best practices to stay safe from fire in their home.
The #Red4ready visual campaign centres the most important fire safety messages created from smoke. The campaign has been produced as static and animated images and will appear on digi-panels, cinema screens, billboards, bus shelters, in traditional media, and on social media to build awareness, engage, inform and ultimately influence behaviour around fire safety.
This year we have not asked buildings to turn red as they have over the past number of years. We are disappointed about this, but we understand that everyone wants to keep an eye on costs, and we have to think of the environment too.
Help us influence attitudes and prevent destructive fires by downloading and printing the six messages for display in your place of work, schools, shops or community centres.
We also have a poster competition for primary school children, details are available by downloading the poster below. We would really like to see not just individuals, but classes from the your whole school get involved.
Follow us on social media @dubfirebrigade and check for #Red4ready, or the national hashtag #22FSW
One of the best ways to ensure your house is fire safe is to perform a routine fire safety check. Follow the checklist below to see how you can complete a routine fire safety check in your own home:
Walk around your residence with a view to keeping your home safe and secure.
- Test Smoke Alarms weekly and change batteries immediately
- Close all doors at night to reduce the spread of fire and smoke.
- Unplug all unnecessary electrical appliances including chargers phone and tablet chargers
- Have an escape plan and keep routes completely clear of obstructions
- Make sure all candles and naked flames are extinguished.
- Place a spark guard in front of any open fire.
- Empty all ashtrays.
For more information about Fire Safety Week go to www.firesafetyweek.ie