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September sees many young adults fleeing the nest for the first time as they embark on their University journey. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service offer advice on how students can help reduce the risk of Fire. Sadly, advice comes from experience. Though written for students, these tips are useful refreshers for us all…
Thousands of teenagers are currently heading off to universities across West Yorkshire. For many it’s a first taste of independence as they fly the nest and go it solo, living in halls of residence or university digs.
As Freshers’ Weeks/Fortnights kick off across the county, we want young people to enjoy the new freedom open to them – but do so safely!
First time away from home is a chance to let your hair down but also presents the added responsibility of ensuring your own safety without mum and dad to fall back on!
Here are some basic survival tips.
When you arrive at your new digs:
Lisa Toner, District Prevention Manager for Leeds, said: “Make sure you and your housemates know the quickest way out in the event of fire and consider an alternative route in case your usual one is blocked. If a fire starts get out, stay out and dial 999.
“I would also ask students to dispose of their waste responsibly to prevent deliberate fire setting of combustible materials in the community.”
Know your rights: In all properties the Landlord must:
For further fire safety information visit www.westyorksfire.gov.uk where a free Home Fire Safety Check can be booked online. Alternatively call 0800 587 4536 to make arrangements.
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