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Students - watch what you heat!

Date: 29 Apr 2014

Students - watch what you heat!

With the latest fire strike due to take place this Bank Holiday weekend, students are being asked to take extra care if they’re heading out and about over the period.

The Fire Brigades Union have announced strike action, which is taking place on the following days:

Friday 2 May - 12.00pm-5.00pm

Saturday 3 May - 2.00pm-2.00am (Sunday 4 May)

Sunday 4 May - 10.00am-3.00pm

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have the following top tips for staying safe:

Got an attack of the munchies after a night out? Grab a take away – if you’ve been drinking don’t be tempted to cook something at home. Most house fires start in the kitchen and the majority of these are caused by cooking being left unattended. If you’ve had a drink or two, you’re more likely to fall asleep while your food is cooking, and if that happens, a hangover in the morning will be the least of your worries.

If you don’t live in halls, check your smoke alarm. No special skills required here, just press the test button. If it doesn’t go off, then replace the batteries and try again. If it still doesn’t work, buy a new one – they cost around £5 and are available from most supermarkets and DIY stores.

Going out for the night? Planning how you’re going to get home may not be the first thing you think about, but make sure if you have a drink, you don’t drive. Leave that to a designated driver, local bus, train or taxi. Or walk, if there’s a few of you and you’re feeling up to it 

Smoke at home? Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully. 

And if fire does break out in your home, don’t be tempted to tackle it. Get out, stay out, and call 999. 

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