Summer safety
Advice from Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

Stay safe this summer

Last summer, Suffolk experienced extreme temperatures, leading to more than 500 fires in the open in July and August alone, compared to just over 100 in the same period for 2021.

Fires can be devastating, causing loss of life and irreversible damage to properties. But they can often be prevented, and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is asking communities to stay safe this summer.

During hot and dry weather, everyone is encouraged to:


  • Put litter in the bin when out and about.

  • Avoid barbecues and campfires in public open spaces.

  • Ensure that any cigarettes are totally put out and disposed of properly. 

  • Pick up any glass items instead of leaving them lying around after a picnic.

  • Report any fires in the countryside immediately by calling 999.

Read further advice on fire prevention in dry weatherwhat thatched property owners must do to protect their homes and how farmers and landowners can avoid incidents

You can also find out more about their free Home Fire Safety Visits for vulnerable residents and staying safe in the home.

TLC - July edition
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