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Make it a #SafeSummer

Published
04.08.2017

We can’t control the weather but one thing we can do is make sure we stay safe over the summer.

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With the summer holidays upon us Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has launched a new #SafeSummer campaign to help residents to pick up some potentially lifesaving habits and advice.

The campaign focusses on four simple but important themes which are safe holidays, safe travel, safe water and safe home.

#SafeHolidays focusses on some of the dangers we need to be aware of even when we’re taking a bit of a break, such as fire safety when camping or using barbecues.

The #SafeTravel advice covers road safety tips, such as making sure your vehicle is road worthy before setting off and that you take breaks when covering long distances.

If we’re lucky enough to have some warm weather, a dip in water can be a great way to cool down however the #SafeWater campaign seeks to remind residents of the risks posed by any open water.

And finally the service’s #SafeHome advice reminds residents of the need to check smoke alarms, make sure escape routes are in place and consider having chimneys cleaned before the cold weather sets in.

The fire service will be posting helpful information throughout the summer months through the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue twitter account @GlosFire using these hashtags.

Andy Hermiston, Depuity Chief Fire Officer at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Summer is an enjoyable time of year for people to get outdoors and socialise with friends and family.

“Gloucestershire attracts many visitors and it’s important we all play our part in keeping people in the countryside safe.  The tips we are sharing will help to avoid any accidents.

“We want everyone to have a fantastic time during summer and whilst on holiday. Some of this advice may well seem like common sense however, from time to time we all need reminders.”

More information on how to stay safe all year round is available at the GFRS website, http://www.glosfire.gov.uk/.

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