Coronavirus home safety advice from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

Residents are being reminded of the importance of staying safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The advice is from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service.

Being aware of domestic fire risks could save lives. Tips include checking plug sockets are not overloaded and smoke alarms are working correctly.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Chief Fire Officer, Rob MacDougall, said:

“It is vital that in these uncertain and unprecedented times people don’t forget about basic fire safety in the home.

“The checks we are advising will take just a few minutes to carry out and keep you and your family safe. Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

“We would also like to remind residents that Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue service is operating as normal. Call 999 if you need us, many people get injured trying to fight fires. Remember, get out, stay out; leave the firefighting to us.”

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