This website works best using cookies which are currently blocked. Allow cookies? Allow More info

Listen to this page

Text size A A A Accessibility

Summer Fire Safety Advice

21st July 2010

Following a recent incident attended by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in which a member of the public received burns to his face, neck and forearms whilst attempting to light a garden bonfire using petrol  we would like to remind people of some basic Summer safety do's and don'ts:

  • Never use petrol to light a bonfire or barbeque
  • Ensure that your barbeque is fully extinguished and cold before disposing of the contents
  • Keep young children and ball games away from bonfires and barbeques
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose nearby in case of emergencies
  • Avoid using open fires in the countryside


For more fire safety information or to book a home fire safety visit go to http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/ or phone our fire safety advice line on 01609 788545

Back to news

Breaking news Rss
  • Thu 17 Jan
    Incident Summary Day Shift Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Thu 17 Jan
    Incident Summary - Night shift Wednesday 16th January 2019
  • Wed 16 Jan
    Ongoing Incident Northallerton 16th January 2019
Wholetime firefighter recruitment
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have no immediate plans Read more
Retained (On Call) firefighter recruitment
On this page you can find out more about the Read more