Building and fire safety

If you're concerned about a fire in your property, call 999 immediately and evacuate the building. 

What to do if there is a fire in your home

In the event of a fire, if it is safe to do so, get everyone together and escape through your nearest fire exit. Once outside the building, call 999 immediately, and stay outside of the property. If you live in a high-rise building, do not attempt to use the lift, please use the stairs. 

Manchester high rise

High Rise Buildings

It’s important for your safety and the safety of your neighbourhood, that you understand how to keep your flat safe from fire and what to do in the event of a fire, whether it’s in your flat or somewhere else in your building. 

Fulton court outside of the building

Fire evacuation plan

If you discover a fire in your flat, or hear the communal fire alarm, it is important you follow the fire evacuation plan:  

  1. Do not attempt to tackle the fire. 
  1. Dial 999 and ask for the fire service. 
  1. Leave the flat, closing all doors behind you, and use the emergency fire exit routes and stairs to evacuate. 
  1. DO NOT use the lift, DO NOT run or shout. 
  1. Proceed to a place of safety outside the perimeter of the building and wait the arrival of the fire service. 
  1. DO NOT attempt to re-enter the flat until the fire service advise that it is safe to do so. 
Fell view 5

Arrange a fire safety assessment

You can contact Greater Manchester Fire Service to book a free fire assessment by the Fire and Rescue Service. The visit will consist of the fire service providing safety advice and equipment depending on the level of risk. They’ll discuss your home, health, daily activities and environment to understand your fire provide the best advice. 

Preventing fires in your home

There are many ways you can adapt your home to help prevent fires happening and actions you can take to reduce the risk of fires starting. Testing your fire safety equipment is the first step to making your home safer from fire. We’ve outlined some further steps you can take to improve fire safety in your home:

Customer Building Safety Meetings 2024

Common causes of fire in the home