Celebrating safely at home

  • If you plan to host a party at home, make sure to create a clear evacuation plan in case of a fire emergency. For more information on evacuation and escape plans - Click here
  • Ensure that all smoke detectors and fire alarms in your home are functioning properly. For more information on smoke alarms - Click here 
  • Keep flammable materials, such as decorations, away from heat sources and open flames. 
  • If using candles, make sure they are placed in sturdy, non-flammable holders and are kept away from flammable materials. 
  • If you plan to use a BBQ or other outdoor cooking equipment, keep it at least 10 feet away from any combustible materials, and never leave it unattended. For more information on BBQ safety - Click here
  • Dispose of ashes and coals from grills in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid and keep it outside the home and away from flammable materials until they have completely cooled. 
  • Never leave children unattended near open flames or cooking equipment. For more information on cooking safety - Click here 
  • Have a designated "fire watcher" who is responsible for monitoring potential fire hazards throughout the party. 
  • Finally, make sure that all guests are aware of the safety guidelines and know what to do in case of a fire emergency. 

Organising a community or street party safely

Come together to celebrate King Charles III's coronation while ensuring that your community remains safe from the threat of fire and other incidents!

Conduct a risk assessment

  • Prior to organising the event, conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify any potential fire hazards or other safety risks. This should include identifying the number of people attending, the location of the event, the proximity of buildings and other structures, and the availability of emergency services. 

Plan for emergencies

  • Plan for emergency situations by having a clear evacuation plan in place, identifying the location of fire extinguishers, and ensuring that all participants know how to contact emergency services.
  • Additionally, assign a person or team responsible for monitoring the event for any potential safety hazards and handling any emergencies that may arise. 

Follow fire safety guidelines

  • Ensure that all decorations, equipment, and materials used at the event are fire safe and do not pose a risk to participants or nearby buildings. Follow fire safety guidelines such as keeping a safe distance from open flames and ensuring that smoking materials are properly extinguished.
  • If using BBQs or other cooking equipment, ensure they are used safely and kept away from flammable materials.
  • Finally, ensure that all participants are aware of the safety guidelines and know what to do in case of a fire or other emergency. 

If you're planning a street party visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party, for information on road closures, charges, playing music, insurance and fund raising – alongside links to organisations who offer further support. It also addresses some of the popular myths surrounding street parties.

You can use the application form to let your local council know about your plans and apply for a road closure. Alternatively you can look for guidance on your council’s own website.

Street party with UK decorations and bunting

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of the public during King Charles III's coronation weekend, and our team of trained professionals will be on standby throughout the weekend to respond to any emergency situations that may arise. 

You can report any concerns or emergencies by calling 999