Thursday 25 July 2024
21 C

Fire Service attends 243 incidents in THREE days

As the hot weather is set to continue this weekend, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to work with us to prevent fires.

In the last heatwave we attended 243 incidents over three days, and our joint control room received an unprecedented number of calls.

Since April 2022 we’ve attended 718 grassfires, which is 372 more than April-July 2021.

Help us to help you.

We ask that you:

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Avoid using BBQs and be careful when disposing of cigarettes and glass bottles.

  • Never leave a barbeque unattended and make sure they’ve cooled down once you have finished cooking.
  • Disposable BBQs are banned in public spaces in Nottingham City.
  • Why not bring a picnic instead if you’re out for the day.
  • Remember to take your litter home with you.

If you know a fire to be deliberate, report it.

  • Report any information you may have about deliberate fire setting, including the use of portable BBQs and campfires in open spaces.
  • Call FireStoppers anonymously on 0800 169 5558.

Only enter water where a lifeguard is present.

  • What might look tranquil and peaceful can be hiding dangers that might take you by surprise, such as strong currents, a cold temperature, and items below the surface.
  • Even on the hottest of days, water can still be extremely cold, and you might not know the effects this can have on your body.
  • If you see someone in the water, never jump in to save them. Call 999 immediately and ask for the fire service and ambulance.
  • Remember, Float to Live.

Download the What3Words app.

  • What3Words can be used to identify your location, or the location of an incident, to allow the emergency services to respond.

Group Manager for Prevention Chris Clark, said “We do want people to have fun and enjoy the summer period, but do so safely. We’re thankful to the public for your continued support, and ask that you listen to safety advice given to you. Please always ring 999 in an emergency.”

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