Essex County Fire and Rescue Service



  • Allow at least 6m spacing between tents and caravans
  • Never use fuel-burning devices (e.g. disposable barbecues, camping stoves, camping heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills) inside a tent
  • Never use candles in or near a tent - torches are much safer
  • Flammable liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders should be kept outside the tent
  • Oil burning appliances are not recommended
  • Never light a candle or have any other kind of flame burning apparatus in or near to a tent
  • Cook outside and away from the tent
  • Don't smoke inside the tent and keep any flammable material away from the cooking area
  • Have an escape plan

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