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Summer safety tips for families

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and its safety centre SkillZONE are providing summer safety advice for families.

10,000 leaflets are being delivered around the Tuffley based safety centre and station ahead of its free Safe Summer Fun Day on Saturday July 19th 2014, 10:30am – 4:30pm.

These are being posted to invite residents to the Fire Station open day and to SkillZONE, both found on Tuffley Lane, Gloucester, GL4 0AS as well as to offer the  tips below:

Home Safety

  • Always have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and test regularly
  • Be prepared by making a plan of escape
  • Make a bedtime check including close doors and unplug electrical appliances



  • Be prepared and plan your journey
  • Make sure your vehicle is safe, legal and roadworthy
  • Ensure that you are fit and safe to drive



  • Having a working smoke alarm in a caravan is just as important as having one in your home
  • Avoid open fires in the countryside, only use designated safe areas
  • Never use candles in a caravan or tent


Free home safety checks are available by calling 0800 180 4140.

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