Fire safety: over 55s schemes

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Fire evacuation procedure

If there is a fire in your flat
  • evacuate your flat, making sure the flat door is shut behind you
  • call the fire service on 999.
If you cannot escape:
  • shout for help from a window
  • keep as many doors between you and the fire closed
  • your flat entrance door will give 30 minutes protection
  • if you are trapped in a smoke filled room, crawl on your hands and knees keeping your face close to the floor.
If there is a fire elsewhere in your building
  • stay in your home, but leave immediately if smoke or heat affects your flat or if you are told to leave by the fire service
  • if in doubt – get out
  • do not use the lift

Your assembly point is: the car park

You must stay at the assembly area until a fire officer tells you it is safe to go back inside. The fire & rescue service will have access to a list of people who may have difficulties leaving the building in the event of a fire.

Fire alarm testing times and information

Select the relevant scheme below to find out more information about what tests are carried out and when. 

  • Hallowes Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every tuesday between 9am - 11am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Harrogate Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system with an alarm fitted to each of the four entrances as well as the communal lounge. Testing takes place weekly, alternating blocks each week which means residents may hear the alarm for their block once in five weeks.  This testing takes place every Tuesday between 9am - 11am. 

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Moneyhill Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 1pm - 3pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • St Mary's Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 12pm - 2pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Clitheroe Gardens

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 9am - 11am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Frogmoor Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 12pm - 2pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Grove Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 11am - 1pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Tannerswood Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Thursday between 9am - 10.30am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.