For your own safety, we recommend you to familiarize yourself with emergency exits and fire extinguishing equipment in your apartment.
An escape plan with fire safety instructions is posted in the entrance area of your apartment. In case an evacuation becomes necessary, it is important that you and the other inhabitants of your apartment know where the emergency exits are, and we recommend that you familiarize yourself with these. Emergency exits must not be obstructed by personal belongings to enable a quick escape and easy access to the fire brigade.
Smoke detectors / home fire hose
There is a least one smoke detector in your apartment, in addition to a home fire hose. You are responsible for ensuring that the smoke detector is functional at any time. We distribute new batteries in November/ December each year. We ask you to replace the battery in the smoke detector at that time, and to check that it works once you have done so.
In most of the apartments a stove guard has been installed. If there is no stove guard in your apartment, you can request one. To ensure that the stove guard has been installed correctly, we can assist you with connecting the stove when you move in or whenever necessary.
One of the most frequent causes for fires in Norway is incorrect use of electrical appliances. Below, you will find a list with tips and advice for the use of such appliances, published by the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).