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Fire Safety Information

Please would all hirers note the following:

  • Be aware of the available equipment in case of emergency:


CO2 extinguisher- 

  • Located in the Hall, near the Kitchen

  • Located in the Church next to the small Organ


Foam extinguisher- 

  • Located next to the Church Main Entrance, 

  • Located in the Church, entrance to the vestry

  • Located in the Hall, next to the doors leading to Lower Vestry

  • Located in the Lower Vestry next to Garden doors

  • Located by the doors of the Leadenhall Entrance  


Fire blankets- 

  • Located in the Church on the prayer candle stand

  • Located in the Kitchen by the window


  • Be aware of the fire exits and ensure escape routes are clear at the start of a hire period.


  • No naked lights are allowed without specific permission of the Church Representatives. No smoking is permitted anywhere on site.


  • The Hirer is responsible for informing all third parties where the fire escapes and firefighting equipment are located.


  • Keep a register for every session to be aware of how many members of the group are in the
    building at all times. That way it can be ensured that everyone has left the building when it comes to evacuating in case of a fire.


  • Do not exceed the maximum number of people that are allowed in each room/hall.

    • Church: 300

    • Hall: 70

    • Lower Hall: 10


In the case of a fire OR the fire alarm going off:


  • Exit by the nearest emergency exit and assemble at the assembly point (by the Gherkin)

  • Grab the emergency pack (located in the Kitchen, or at the back of the Church)

  • Close all doors and windows behind you

  • Check the rooms that you pass on your way out for people

  • Call 999

  • Go through your register and see if everyone is outside

  • Call your emergency contact (Corrine Louis: 07861 386991)

  • Wait for the fire brigade

Fire Assembly Point


















Pull the Pin at the top of the extinguisher. The pin releases a locking mechanism and will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

Aim at the base of the fire, not the flames. This is important - in order to put out the fire, you must extinguish the fuel.

Squeeze the lever slowly. This will release the extinguishing agent in the extinguisher. If the handle is released, the discharge will stop.

Sweep from side to side. Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forth until the fire is completely out. Operate the extinguisher from a safe distance, several feet away, and then move towards the fire once it starts to diminish. Be sure to read the instructions on your fire extinguisher - different fire extinguishers recommend operating them from different distances. Remember: Aim at the base of the fire, not at the flames!

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