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Fire Safety for Outdoor Events

From barbecues to festivals and bonfires, outdoor events happen all year round and for a lot of people, lighting a fire is a great addition to the atmosphere and the event itself. However, just as fire safety is important indoors, it is also crucial that you take all relevant precautions for outdoor fires, too. This article will look at the steps you can take to ensure you can enjoy your outdoor event safely. Barbecues A great addition to any social event, barbecues are used the world over. However, it can be easy to get distracted and this can be dangerous. It…

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Student Fire Safety

For university students, living in shared accommodation is something of a rite of passage, and for many it can be the first taste of living independently – which also means there is a huge responsibility undertaken to keep yourself and your housemates safe. Things like cooking independently also carry fire hazards with them, and living in shared accommodation means that this risk is increased. This article will look into the ways you can increase fire safety in your student property. Escape Routes Although it may not be the most exciting thing to do, it is important that you and your housemates…

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Pet Fire Safety

Keeping your home safe from fire is something that all homeowners and tenants should do, but keeping inquisitive pets away from potential fire hazards is an extra task that can be more tricky, especially as you can’t inform your pets of the dangers of fire through a simple chat! This article will look at some of the most effective ways to keep your pets safe from fire and how to prevent them from inadvertently putting themselves, and you, in danger. Statistics show that on average, 500,000 pets are affected by fire each year, with 40,000 of those pets dying as a…

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Which London Boroughs are the Worst for Fires?

In a bustling city like London, the fire brigade is constantly busy attending emergency call outs of varying severities, but there are several variables that mean the likelihood of fires is increased in certain areas and at certain times. The publication of a fire census from the London Fire Brigade has revealed the most prominent areas and times for outbreaks of fires in London boroughs. The data collected showed that the busiest month for the fire brigade is July, and the most common time of day for most fires to start is 7pm. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the kitchen is the room where…

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London Fire Deaths Halved

In just five years the number of fire-related deaths in London have been reduced by half, according to a new report via London Datastore. Sadly, last year saw 30 people die due to fire-related incidents. This was the lowest number for fire-related deaths so far this century, and was a notable decrease on the 2010/11 figure of 59. Though, in the last year, there has been a significant reduction in fatalities of 30%, fire chiefs have warned Londoners not to take their safety for granted. The statistics in the report also reveal that the number of recorded fires have also gradually…

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