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The changing of the leaves signifies that Autumn is fast approaching, bringing with it cooler temperatures and shorter days. Autumn is a perfect time to finish those last few jobs in the garden, get your heating system serviced and if you have a solid fuel burner, get those chimneys cleaned.
Peter Greenslade, Corporate Head of Community Risk Management
We want to encourage households to do some basic safety checks within their homes to reduce the risk of fires. If you have an open fire or woodburning stove in your home, it is important to properly maintain flues and chimneys. Having your central heating system serviced regularly will also reduce the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
Deputy Head of Community Safety, Neil Evans
If you’re a new student, we understand this is a new exciting chapter in your lives and you will most likely be moving into unfamiliar accommodation surroundings. This can present its own risks and it’s important that you consider your own safety when moving into new accommodation and take some time to think about what can be done to help reduce risk of fire.
Autumn is a wonderful opportunity to start clearing up the garden. Gathering dead leaves and weeds with the hope that you can burn them when the weather is dry. Follow our simple safety tips for using garden incinerators.
For many, especially children and young people, Halloween is an opportunity to wear fancy dress costumes, carve pumpkins, duck for apples, tell scary stories and of course, the annual knocking on doors of people that they know for “treats”. We want you and your family to enjoy Halloween safely by highlighting some of the potential dangers and what can be done to reduce the risks.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would always recommend that people attend an organised fireworks display, however, we understand that some people will want to have their own private firework display, and while we want people to enjoy themselves, we ask everyone to think how they can Keep Wales Safe this Bonfire Night
Richard Vaughan Williams – Arson Reduction Manager
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would always recommend that people attend an organized fireworks display. Help keep safe, by following the fireworks code, by following instructions carefully and by ensuring that you follow the minimum distances relating to the firework you are using.
Police Sergeant Terri Harrison – Arson Reduction Team
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue have developed child friendly material which helps to make learning about Halloween and bonfire night fun and enjoyable. Below you'll find downloadable fun activities and safety advice.