Storage of combustible material in cupboards housing electrical
meters and fuse boxes is another area that can raise the risk of a
devastating house fire. Storing items close to the electrical
equipment increases the risk of damage and overheating and then can
help rapid fire growth.
Smoke alarms are the best way to give an early warning of fire
in your home - yet it is still a fact that around 20% of incidents
we are called to reveal homes that do not have a working smoke
Electrical fires can happen to anyone, anywhere so our advice is
to get prepared and stay safe.
For advice on electrical fire safety and to try out our ampage
calculator to tot up your appliances, please click
Consultation - have your say!
North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority is encouraging people to
get involved in helping to plan how fire and rescue services should
be developed in North Wales over the next few years.
The Authority is committed to making North Wales a safer place
to live, work and visit but financial pressures on public services
mean that difficult decisions are having to be made about how to
continue to meet demand for services with dwindling
The Authority is therefore keen to hear people's views on
providing excellent and affordable services in North Wales. The
Fire and Rescue Authority continually reviews and improves the
services it provides, and as part of an annual planning process it
invites everyone to share their views and opinions on its
This is an important consultation that presents four key
questions - what do you think? Or you may have another suggestion
for providing affordable fire and rescue services in North
The questions we are asking as part of this consultation are to
do with how we can ensure we provide the best service possible with
the money we have available to us.
The more people get involved, the better our prospects of
achieving the right balance of services in what we provide.
We've produced a short video to explain more and we're asking
for views to be
submitted through a brief user friendly survey -please
click here to view.
Responses must be forwarded by the deadline on 11th
The Authority will consider its future plans in light of the
responses received and publish the final 2016-17 Improvement Plan
on the Authority's website by 31st