There will be another boat fire safety talk by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on Monday 29th February 2016 at 7.30pm at the Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon. More are planned.
Among the safety tips that firefighters will be sharing with boaters are:
*Fit a suitable smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm.
*Make a fire action plan.
*Take extreme care when refuelling with petrol or changing gas cylinders.
*Avoid using portable gas equipment on-board, where possible, and store all gas canisters in special gas lockers or open places where any leaks will flow overboard.
*Routinely check items such as battery terminals and fuse box connections for damaged strands or signs of overheating.
*Take care when doing repairs, and keep interiors well ventilated when using adhesives, paints and spirit based products.
If you can’t get to any of the talks, you can contact Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on 01380 732972 to arrange a boat fire safety visit. For more information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07928 078208.