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Fire safety in high rise buildings

For those residents who live in Birmingham City Council high rise buildings should follow the *Fire Safety in Flats advice leaflet.  We encourage all residents to familiarise themselves with the fire evacuation plan for their block of flats which is displayed on each floor.

*Fire Safety in Flats advice leaflet is complex and whilst it has been made as accessible as possible, it may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Please email BCC.CALLCENTRE.SUPPORT@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 303 4036 if you need an accessible version.

Stay Safe, Stay Put

All our high rise residential buildings are designed and built to ensure that a fire is contained to the flat where it starts and should not spread to other flats very quickly.  This provides time for the fire service to deal effectively with all incidents. 

If there is a fire in your flat, you should alert all occupants and leave the building, closing doors behind you and then call 999.  If there is a fire elsewhere in the building it is usually safer to stay inside your flat unless you are affected by heat or smoke.  You should always follow the advice of the fire service in an emergency.

Other ways we can reduce the risk of fires in high-rise residential buildings is to dispose of our waste safely.  It is important that we keep all corridors, lobby areas and stairwells clear of dumped waste and old furniture.  See further information on waste disposal in high-rise blocks of flats.  If you have any concerns speak to your Local Housing Team.

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