Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is anticipating a hike in incidents this week as temperatures soar.
A plea in particular for parents is to ensure your children know the consequences of setting fires outdoors and also about the dangers of outdoor lakes and pools.
The Service is concerned that the high temperatures may result in more grass fires, barbecue fires and water related incidents. It’s urging the public to enjoy the weather but to stay safe and exercise common sense.
Station Manager Paul Shaw said: “Now that summer is well and truly here we want people to enjoy it but to do so safely. By just following a few simple tips such as thinking about the positioning of the BBQ, not dropping cigarettes on grassland and avoiding leaving mirrors in direct sunlight will help ensure you enjoy the heat wave safely.
“A plea in particular for parents is to ensure your children know the consequences of setting fires outdoors and also about the dangers of outdoor lakes and pools. The open water may seem appealing but it’s often much colder than you think and there are often hidden dangers beneath the surface – it’s much safer to get the paddling pool out at home instead!”
The Service’s top tips for staying safe during the heat wave are:
Having a barbecue:
Enjoying a picnic:
Setting a bonfire:
For further information visit our safety pages.
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