Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, this Tuesday 27th November

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight) this Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 7pm. There will also be one on 4th December 2018 at 6.30pm at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving comprehensive advice on how to make your boat as fire safe as possible and what to do in case of fire, including FREE SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS!!

Please try and get to one of these – don’t become a statistic – according to the Fire Service, a massive 28% of boat fires cause fatalities. Don’t let this happen to you, come and find out how to prevent fire hazards on your boat.

The Fire Safety sessions are organised by Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service in conjunction with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Fire Service will continue to offer fire safety advice on the towpath or you can request a free boat fire safety visit.

You can contact the Travelling Communities Support Service on 07960 097719 or email

If you would like a free Fire Safety check on your boat, contact the Fire and Rescue Service and ask for a home visit – see or call 0800 038 2323.

The Fire and Rescue Service also runs a stall offering public fire safety advice – including boat fire safety – at the Shambles indoor market, Market Place, Devizes on the last Thursday of every month.


If you would like a Fire Safety check on your boat, if you are in the Avon area (west of Dundas) contact Avon Fire and Rescue Service on 0117 926 2061.


You can download a Boat Fire Safety booklet here fire_safety_on_boats pdf 447 kb

The picture below shows April and Josh’s boat after the fire in September. They are gradually recovering from their injuries but the boat is a write-off. See

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