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Old 03-05-2013, 18:26
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I also received this important fire safety info from Leisuredays, so I'm passing it on to the forum. Stuff we are probably already aware of, but it doesnt hurt to read again as a refresher

Let's keep safe


http://www.leisuredays.co.uk/news/st...tor%3Fcontenti



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Good advice. We have 2 x 10 year lifetime smoke alarms, 1 in the lounge & one in the hallway. We have a carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen & the hallway adjacent to the boiler cupboard. We have a fire extinguisher in the hallway by the back door, one in the kitchen & one in the lounge. We have a fire blanket by the cooker. We turn of all electrical items at the wall at night. Neither of us smoke so thats not a problem either. We leave the hall light on all night which helps in case anyone wants to visit the loo, but would also aid quick escape should a fire develop. The only electrical item running all night is the electric blanket. We even turn off the satellite box & don't leave it on standby. One other thing, I know they can be decorative & the scented ones smell nice, but deffo NO candles!
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I also received this important fire safety info from Leisuredays, so I'm passing it on to the forum. Stuff we are probably already aware of, but it doesnt hurt to read again as a refresher

Let's keep safe


http://www.leisuredays.co.uk/news/st...tor%3Fcontenti .
Angie, it's always good to keep these links posted every so often. It reminds us, to keep ourselves aware, and gives our new members, a good guideline to work safely to.
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As the summer holidays are now upon us, I'm refreshing this safety info.

It's probably what we all are aware of, but we do have a lot of new members / guests nowadays, so it may be the first time some people read this.

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The most important thing is to know your escape routes and to keep them clear.

Remember that you may need to get out of a window, especially if you caravan has only 1 door.

Think about what you store in / under your caravan and in your storage box. We find all sorts of stuff, like oil and gas bottles which could kill the owner and anyone trying to help them out.

If a caravan near to you goes up, don't fight the fire, just raise the alarm and get you and yours to a safe area until the fire is dealt with.
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As the colder weather is now with us, and we'll be using more gas/electrical appliances, it's always good to refresh ourselves with basic fire safety, especially after reading about another fire yesterday.

The first post has a link to some info from Leisuredays.

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There is also a post from Darren about fire safety here...
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...en+fire+safety
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Thank you Angela. That's the first time I have read this. We tested our smoke alarm last week when we opened up and we have the blanket and extinguisher. We are smokers ourselves (sorry I know it's a nasty habit) but we don't allow smoking, candles or chip pan in the caravan. So far we have been the only ones staying in the van - no family or friends have visited yet but we have imposed these rules on ourselves better to be safe than sorry.
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It's just as a refresher really, there's also a very good easy to read Carbon Monoxide fact sheet in this link

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7017

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Some good advice coming down , every now and then just get the hover and clean round the smoke alarm keep the dust away. the important thing plan of escape make sure every one knows. And don't be brave and try to go back in after 30 yrs in the fire service Ive had to deal with people who have come unstuck. Leave it to the fire service they know what they are doing.
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