Monday 27th May marks the start of the National Boat Fire Safety Week. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of how boaters on both coastal and inland waterways can prevent fire and carbon monoxide incidents and how to plan to react if an incident occur. Many fires and carbon monoxide incidents happen as a result of human error, poor installation of equipment/appliances and on occasion, dangerous practices by boaters.
This is campaign is also backed by the National Fire Chief’s Council and is actively supported by our team. Recently we undertook to ‘walk the pontoons’ at Ramsgate Harbour chatting to boat owners about safety including fire safety onboard their vessel. During this highly important campaign we will be posting some boat fire safety tips on our social media channels.
For more information on this campaign week go along to National Fire Chief’s website – message for boaters during boat fire safety week.
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