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   A SAFETY MESSAGE FOR BOAT OWNERS THIS BOAT FIRE SAFETY WEEK!    30 May, 2017

Timed for the start of the boating season, the heart of the message is that all crew members should understand the risks and follow the published advice from the Boat Safety Scheme in its leaflets and on its website www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe

Despite all efforts, should fire break out or carbon monoxide escape occur, the critical survival factor will be the presence of suitable working smoke and CO alarms. The Scheme publishes lists of suitable alarms on its website and has advice from the manufacturers on the best places to fix the devices.
Boat Safety Scheme manager, Graham Watts said:

“In the past 20 years, 30 boaters were killed in boat fires and another 30 lost their lives to the highly toxic CO gas.

It’s time everyone in the boating community said ‘no more’ – let’s end this unnecessary death and destruction.”

For more information about events in your area please contact Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service or look in your local press.  For further information about general boat fire and CO safety, visit
www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe

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