Welcome from the Chief
Don’t tackle a fire yourself – get out, stay out, call 999
Making pancakes can be lots of fun for the whole family however when frying or cooking with hot oil it is vitally important not to leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on. If the worst happens and the pan catches fire, do not attempt to move it. Don’t take any risks – just turn off the heat if it is safe to do so and get out, stay out and call 999. As with all fire situations, our advice is to never try to tackle it yourself.
Test your smoke alarms
A working smoke alarm will greatly increase your chances of escaping unharmed from a fire in your home. It’s vital that you test your alarm regularly – there is information on how to do this on our website and you can view our ‘When do you test it?’ and ‘Reasons to test’ videos on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
As well as testing your smoke alarms every week – make sure you have an escape plan and follow it.
Call before you burn!
We continue to work hard to promote safe controlled burning to ensure landowners and farmers act responsibly and notify us when conducting their burn.
We’re visiting livestock markets again this month to urge all landowners undertaking controlled burning to notify us by calling our control room on 01931 522006.
This helps avoid false alarms and fire crews being sent out unnecessarily, as well as ensuring we are ready to respond in the event of a burn getting out of control.
So remember - follow the Welsh Government’s Heather and Grass Burning Code.
I’d personally like to thank all those who take the time to contact us before undertaking a burn on their land and encourage others to follow this example.