Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Mid & West Wales ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan.

During Ramadan, a period of fasting is often observed during daylight hours, meaning cooking takes place before sunrise and after sunset.

It is essential that people always take extra care when cooking in their home and particularly at times when they are tired or fatigued especially during this period of lockdown.

Deputy Head of Community Safety, Neil Evans said: “Ramadan is a time of great importance for Muslims but it is also a time where everyone should be extra vigilant when cooking, especially if they’re feeling fatigued by the end of a full day of fasting.” 

“By following our safety advice and taking a few simple precautions, you can make sure that you and your family stay safe throughout this holy period.”

Safety tips to avoid a fire:

  • NEVER leave cooking unattended
  • Be very careful when wearing loose clothing, this can be dangerous if it comes contact with a naked flame
  • Take extra care when cooking with oil, as it can easily set alight
  • When cooking with hot oils, do not allow the oil to fill more than one third of a pan
  • If a pan is smoking excessively, turn off the heat
  • Never throw water on a burning pan. Turn off the heat if safe to do so, exit the kitchen and call the fire service on 999
  • Ensure you have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home.

Please visit our website or call 0370 6060699 for further advice.​