Following the fire at The Cube in Bolton on November 15, 2019 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) wants to provide reassurance and advice to residents living in high rise buildings across Greater Manchester.
Any fire in a high rise building can cause concern for residents in other blocks, and in particular residents in buildings where cladding has been identified as posing a risk of external fire spread.
We are reminding all residents to find out the evacuation strategy for their building. This should be clearly displayed in the building but if it isn’t you should contact your landlord or managing agent.
If you have a fire in your home:
If you live in a building and the fire safety arrangements are simultaneous evacuation, then on hearing the alarm you should leave the building. If you do not know what the alarm sounds like you should contact your landlord or the managing agent for the building.
Since 2017, GMFRS has urged residents in flats to ‘Stay Safe’ and leave the building if you feel unsafe or your flat is affected by heat or smoke.
The best way to stay safe is to prevent a fire occurring and you should follow our general advice:
To help keep your building safe
If you have a balcony:
To find information about home safety and how to book a Safe and Well visit on our website or by calling us on 0800 555 815.
16/11/2019 07:43 AM