Fire safety tips for camping holidaymakers

This Is Wiltshire: Fire safety tips for camping holidaymakers Fire safety tips for camping holidaymakers

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service has issued safety advice for anyone planning a camping trip.

Station manager Damien Bence, from the community safety department, said: “In particular, we would remind everyone to never bring a lit barbecue inside a tent or caravan – in a number of cases across the country the carbon monoxide fumes have been fatal.”

Allow at least 6m spacing between tents and caravans and ensure that they are away from parked cars to reduce the risk of any fire spreading; never use candles in or near a tent – torches are safer; keep cooking appliances away from the tent walls and never cook inside a small tent or near flammable materials or long grass.

Be sure you know how to escape by cutting your way out of the tent if there’s a fire; and that everyone knows how to put out clothing that’s on fire – stop, drop and roll; and never smoke inside the tent.

With caravans, fit and test a smoke alarm, take special care when cooking – don’t leave pans unattended, turn off all appliances before you go out or go to bed, make sure ashtrays are made of a material that can’t burn or topple over – and never smoke in bed.

Make sure the caravan is ventilated, and never block air vents, to avoid a build-up of poisonous gases. If a fire should break out, call the fire and rescue service and give your exact location as well as a landmark such as a farm or pub etc.

For more fire safety advice, visit www.wiltsfire.gov.uk/yoursafety

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1:45pm Thu 31 Jul 14

The Real Librarian says...

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never bring a lit barbecue inside a tent or caravan
never use candles in or near a tent
neep cooking appliances away from the tent walls
never cook inside a small tent or near flammable materials or long grass.
UNQUOTE

Can I add another thing to the list.

Anyone who is stupid enough to contemplate doing any of those things, please don't actually go on holiday. You'll only ruin for the rest of us.
Just stay home and watch Jeremy Kyle on the sofa in your shell suit.
QUOTE never bring a lit barbecue inside a tent or caravan never use candles in or near a tent neep cooking appliances away from the tent walls never cook inside a small tent or near flammable materials or long grass. UNQUOTE Can I add another thing to the list. Anyone who is stupid enough to contemplate doing any of those things, please don't actually go on holiday. You'll only ruin for the rest of us. Just stay home and watch Jeremy Kyle on the sofa in your shell suit. The Real Librarian
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3:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

cfa says...

Never eat yellow snow.
Beware of badgers.
Never eat yellow snow. Beware of badgers. cfa
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Thu 31 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Welcome to the Ministry of the Bleeding Obvious! Although if they feel the need to issue this advice they clearly think that a lot of people are idiots! Oh wait a minute!!!!!!
Welcome to the Ministry of the Bleeding Obvious! Although if they feel the need to issue this advice they clearly think that a lot of people are idiots! Oh wait a minute!!!!!! house on the hill
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