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Winter Water Safety

Winter is especially dangerous because of the temptation to play on ice formed over open water, rivers or canals. It's risky for everyone, but both children and pets are especially at risk, as well as adults who might attempt to rescue them.
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Cost of Living - Stay Fire Safe

As the cost of living increases, we've put together some top tips to help you stay fire safe while you're trying to reduce the cost of heating or lighting your home.
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Heatwave Safety

During a heatwave, there is an increased risk of incidents like fire, water rescue and health issues due to the hot weather. Check out our heatwave safety tips to reduce risk and stay safe during the summer.
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Sparklers can be fun if used safely, but they can burn at more than 1000 degrees so follow our tips to keep you and your family safe.
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Fireworks, either in the garden or at organised displays, can be fun when enjoyed safely.
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Camping and caravans

Check out our tips on staying safe and enjoying yourself in the great outdoors!
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Parks and woodlands

Small fires can easily start in parks or woodland areas. Here are some steps you can take to make sure we all keep our outdoor spaces safe, clean and reduce any risk of fire.
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Countryside fire safety

Take a look at our tips on preventing fire in the countryside.
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Bio ethanol and gel fuel

There are no current European standards for bio ethanol and gel fuel burners, so our safety advice should be strictly followed.
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Barbecues in the garden can be great in the summer. Here are some safety tips you can follow so you can enjoy them safely.
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