Uttar Pradesh Fire Service
Government Of Uttar Pradesh

Fire Precautions in Residential Area.

About 60% fires are of electric origin on account of electric short circuit, overheating, overloading, use or nonstandard appliances, illegal tapping of electrical wires, improper electrical wiring, carelessness and ignorance etc.


  • Keep your house neat and clean.
  • Keep matches, lighters and crackers away from children. Handle crackers with care.
  • Use metal ashtrays while smoking to dispose off matches, used cigarettes and bidis.
  • Papers, clothes and flammable liquids should be kept away from heaters/stoves/open choolahs.
  • Keep the escape routes/staircases free of any obstructions.
  • Use only one electrical appliance in one socket.
  • Keep LPG stoves on raised platform never on the floor.
  • Turn off the cylinder valve and burned knob of the gas stove after cooking.
  • Keep a bucket of water handy while using fireworks. In case of Burn Injuries Due to Fire, Pour Water Over Burn Till Pain Subsides.
  • Don'ts

  • Don’t meddle with electrical fixtures like plugs, wires switches and sockets.
  • Don’t leave spray cans on or near heaters or in direct sunlight they could explode.
  • Don’t throw matches, cigarette ends or pipe ash into waste pipe baskets.
  • Don’t place oil lamps, agarbattis or candles on the floor or near combustible material.
  • Don’t wear loose; flowing clothes while cooking specially avoid synthetic clothing.
  • Don’t keep crackers in you pocket or use fireworks inside the house.
  • Never light fireworks under confinement in a metal container.
  • Never light flowerpot (anar) while holding it.
  • Never reach for any article over a fire.
  • Don’t refill a burning stove. And never leave open fire unattended.