Call before you burn!
As I have mentioned previously, we've been working hard in
recent years to promote safe controlled burning by ensuring
landowners and farmers take on board some basic safety procedures
and notify the fire and rescue service when conducting their
This year, we've been working with North Wales celebrity farmer
Gareth Wyn Jones who has been helping to get our messages out to
We're visiting the livestock markets again this month and
continue to urge all
landowners undertaking controlled burning to notify us by calling
room on 01931 522006.
This will help avoid false alarms and crews being sent out
unnecessarily, as well as ensuring we are ready to respond in the
event of a burn getting out of control.
We are also asking landowners to be responsible when it comes to
controlled burning and to follow the Welsh Government's Heather and
Grass Burning Code. These fires are often set in areas where access
is extremely difficult and water supply is limited.
This campaign has resulted in some positive results with a
substantial increase in the number of farmers calling to notify us
of controlled burning - between October and mid November, the calls
notifying us of controlled burning rose by 185 (56%) - from 425
during the same period in 2014 to 610 this year.
A big thank you to everyone who has called in and all who have