'We don't want to come dine with you - Think Safe, Cook
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is currently running the 'We
Don't want to come dine with you - Think Safe, Cook Safe!' campaign
to help drive down the number of cooking related fires
in South Gwynedd and educate local residents about the
importance of cooking safely.
Cooking is the cause of over half of all accidental fires in
North Wales - this campaign highlights the dangers of
getting distracted whilst you are preparing food and the risks
involved with leaving your cooking unattended. Forgetting to turn
off the hob, leaving food in the microwave for too long,
overheating a chip pan, burning the toast, leaving the oven on -
all of these can spell disaster in the kitchen and can lead to
serious injury or, even more worryingly, the loss of life.
That's why firefighters will be out and about over the next few
months talking to shoppers in South Gwynedd about how to
stay safe in the kitchen and providing free kitchen timers to
encourage people to think safe when they are cooking and to
remember to time their cooking correctly.
A Facebook competiiton publicised through beermats and
posters distributed to pubs and bingo halls throughout South
Gwynedd will also help those who can't make it to the supermarket
visits learn about safety in the kitchen and be in with the chance
of winning up to a £100 in supermarket vouchers. Visit our Facebook
page to take part.
Student Safety Campaign
Staff from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are working with
both University and College students to keep them as safe as
possible from fire.
As well as visiting the 'freshers' events at locations across
North Wales, local firefighters will be visiting halls of residence
and visiting privately rented student accommodation to offer free
home fire safety checks.
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access advice and information for students and here to have a go at
our ampage calculator to ensure you're not overloading those
If you're a student and you want to register for a free home
fire safety check, click