Boat Fire Safety Check Scheme by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Issue date: 7th December 2012

In response to the increasing risk of fire on Warwickshire's waterways, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has introduced a boat fire safety check scheme, using operational personnel to deliver key fire safety information to boaters.

The Fire Service has recently attended a number of boat fires, some of which have been life threatening and is keen to ensure that those using the waterways do so in a safe manner. The intention of the scheme is to raise awareness of boaters to the dangers of fire breaking out and the simple preventative measures that can be taken to minimise the risk.

The initiative has been produced in consultation with the Boat Safety Scheme and has already attracted interest from a number of Fire and Rescue Services. The service is hoping that the scheme will be adopted nationally. Download Fire Safety on Boats PDF for more information.

To request your free boat fire safety check (Warwickshire registered boats) or for further fire safety information and advice please email safeteam@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone 01926 466282, Monday to Wednesday between the hours of 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs.