North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service issues barbecue safety tips as part of Fire Kills campaign
Now that the warm, light evenings are finally with us in the UK and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to sizzle.
But behind the bangers and burgers summer fun has a serious side. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is asking everyone to take extra care when cooking al fresco, especially when lighting barbecues or dealing with bad weather.
After a slow start to the summer it’s natural to want to go outdoors and enjoy it with family and friends - many of us can’t wait to get the barbecue lit. We all know how tempting it can be to give stubborn coals a helping hand, but, please be patient and make sure you use the right tools for the job.
And if you’ve planned a barbecue and the weather lets you down, don’t take the barbecue indoors or into a tent. In recent years, some people have sadly succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning as a result, so we are urging everyone to stay safe this summer.
By following the Fire Kills campaign’s top tips you can ensure your barbecue is a safe, enjoyable event;
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