Plate of barbecued skewers being offered to group of friends in the distance

Barbecue Safety

Every year the fire service are called to a number of fires that are started by barbecues. Barbecues can be dangerous if not handled responsibly, so it's important to keep safety in mind, especially when used around children and animals.  

If you're planning on having a barbecue, follow our advice to help keep everyone safe.

Be carbon monoxide aware 

Never use fuel-burning devices such as disposable barbecues, camping stoves, camping heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills inside a tent. They can give off fumes for hours after use, which can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.

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