The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has released some advice for those living near areas are at risk of wildfires.
FIRES WHICH MAY THREATEN YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN AN AREA AT RISK FROM WILDFIRES, BE PREPARED
• Do you and your family have a plan for your safety in the event of a wildfire?
• Do all family members know what to do and where to assemble in the event of a wildfire, including rounding up and caring for pets and domestic animals?
• Have you discussed an escape plan with your neighbours?
• Have you talked to your children about not starting fires or playing with matches?
IT MAY SEEM LIKE A REMOTE POSSIBILITY, BUT IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED! Wildfires are very dangerous, spreading fast, changing direction, threatening wildlife, livestock, domestic animals, environment, property and people.
If you see a fire, however small, CALL 999 IMMEDIATELY Give our Fire Control personnel as much detail as possible. If you know the best access point, please let them know. If safe to do so, stand by the access
Wildfires are very dangerous, spreading fast, changing direction, threatening wildlife, livestock, domestic animals, environment, property and people.
You can download printable copies of all Scottish Fire and Rescue Service leaflets (PDF Format) www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/community-safety-leaflets.aspx If you require any printed copies of the leaflets please contact your local community fire station. Further information available at www.firescotland.gov.uk