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The most important thing is to keep yourself safe. If you are not safe, you cannot help anyone else.
If in doubt, ring 999 for an ambulance, the police, or fire service. Tell them your name and age so they can make sure you get the right help.
Or dial 112 which will put you through to a local call centre. If you are dialling from a mobile phone, the operator will be able to identify your location from your signal.
Remember, it is ok to call the emergency services if you have a good reason to think it is an emergency or you are in danger, even if things don’t turn out to be as bad as you thought.
Remember ICE. Save the phone number of your next of kin (parent, carer, or family member) in your mobile phone as ICE.
This will let the Emergency Services know who to contact if they need to and save time in finding your nearest relative in the event of an emergency.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
Your local Fire Service offer a free Home Fire Safety Check to make sure that you are safe in your home and you know what to do in the event of an emergency.
The Fire Service will visit your family home and focus on 3 key areas
Find your local service at www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs
This website also has a section on Fire Safety with advice on a range of topics from Bonfire Night to chip pan fires.