Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be doing some fire safety advice drop-in sessions during Boat Fire Safety Week between 29th May and 3rd June 2017. Firefighters will also be visiting boaters along the Kennet & Avon Canal to offer free safety advice. FREE smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will be available to people who live or work on the water.
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There will be a Boat Fire Safety talk by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service at 7.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017 at the Brewery Inn, 69 Seend Cleeve, SN12 6PX.
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. There will be FREE smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and firefighters will be giving advice on how to minimise fire and carbon monoxide risks from solid fuel stoves, generators, engines, fuel and electrics.
There will be a series of boat fire safety talks this winter in canalside pubs along the K&A, organised by Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service in conjunction with the fire service. If you can’t make it to Seend, the next one will be at the Waterfront in Pewsey on 14th March.
Boat Fire Safety Week between 27th May and 6th June will see firefighters from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service out on the towpath giving out FREE smoke and CO alarms and doing boat fire safety checks, so keep an eye out for them. This follows the Service’s successful series of Boat Fire Safety Talks in canalside pubs over the winter. This is their schedule:
The Boat Fire Safety talk by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on Sunday 10th April in the Cross Guns has unfortunately been cancelled due to staff shortages in the Fire and Rescue Service. You can contact Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on 01380 732972 to arrange a boat fire safety visit.