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You should have at least one smoke alarm in your property. This is usually located in the hallway / first floor landing, and is usually wired into the mains electrical supply.
The smoke alarm is checked by Northwards Housing at the same time as your annual gas servicing visit. You should test your smoke alarm each week by pressing the test button in the centre of the unit. If you suspect your smoke alarm is not working or is damaged, please contact us.
Did you know that firefighters carry out free Home Fire Risk Assessments and may be able to fit you a free smoke alarm? Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has already fitted over 200,000 free smoke alarms in our local communities!
What is a Home Fire Risk Assessment?
Firefighters will visit your home and accompany you around every room in your property to:
Book a FREE assessment now!
Simply call 0800 555 815 or click here to book your free home fire risk assessment!
Click below for a handy leaflet created by Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service full of top tips for preventing common types of fire.
During the colder months, portable heaters can be a great way of keeping warm, but they're also a frequent fire hazard. Follow these simple steps from the Fire Service to stay both warm AND safe...
Click below for Northwards' advice on fire safety in multi-storey blocks.
In the event of a fire, be prepared - plan your escape route, keep it clear of obstacles at all times and make sure that everyone knows where it is. Keep your keys to the front door in a handy position, though out of the way of burglars. Click here for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service's advice on planning an escape route.
In the event of a fire your main priority is to get out. Do not try and fight the fire yourself.
For more information on what to do in a fire, including what to do if your clothes catch fire and how to escape from a high level building, please see the below leaflet.