Alcohol is the single biggest cause of accidents at home.

Research suggests that nationally more than 50% of fire fatalities within the home involve drink or drug-related behaviour and of the 4,000 fatal accidents that happen in homes in the UK every year, 400 are alcohol-related.

Fire Safety

Steve Vinson - South Yorkshire Fire Safety Officer talks about fire safety in the home.

  • Don’t drink and cook - you could fall asleep and cause a devastating fire.
  • Ensure a working smoke alarm is installed - Working smoke alarms save lives.

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Drugs and Alcohol

Andy Collins from Doncaster Public Health talks about the dangers of fire while influenced by drink and drugs.

  • Don’t drink so much that you cannot take care of yourself, your family or your home.
  • If you think yourself or a family member may have a problem with your alcohol, contact your GP or your local alcohol service.

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Smoking in the home

Jane Wheatley from Smoking Cessation in Doncaster talks about the dangers of smoking at home and the services available for helping people stop smoking.

  • Make sure cigarettes are properly extinguished before you go to sleep.
  • There is lots of support available, use the smoking cessation service to help stop and stay stopped!

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Links and useful Services

Barnsley Recovery Navigation Services

Phoenix Futures
9/10 Burleigh Court
Burleigh Street
Barnsley - S70 1XY
Tel: 01226 779066
www.phoenix-futures.org.uk

Rotherham Clearways

Effingham Street
Rotherham,
S65 1BL