Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will be dishing up BBQ safety advice at a community fun day in Riverhead on Friday, 14 August.
Watch Manager, Danny Barrett said: “When the weather is good, there’s nothing better than the smell of food cooking on the barbecue. But the most important ingredient to avoid a barbecue disaster is to keep a close eye on your cooking.
“It’s easy to get distracted with friends and family round to enjoy the occasion and it’s always best to limit your alcohol consumption if you’re doing the cooking. Using petrol to light your barbecue is another common mistake people make.”
Every summer firefighters are called to fires caused by barbecues that have got out of control. In some instances, it can lead to serious injuries and damage to property.
Danny added: “We will be trying our hand at the BBQ and sharing vital summer safety advice so why not pop along and see us?”
Sevenoaks firefighters will be supporting KFRS’s Caveman safe summer campaign – so whether you’re setting up the BBQ or getting rid of garden waste - don’t let your flame get out of control.
Crews will be at the Riverhead event between 2-4pm talking to people about the importance of staying safe, handing out summer safety activity sheets to the youngsters and encouraging people to have their photo taken with our #cavemansafe peek through.
If you are unable to make the event at Tesco’s in Aisher Way, Riverhead, you can get tips from our campaign page or Download the printable activity sheet with colouring, a word search and safety advice to help keep your little cavemen entertained this summer. They could also Enter the competition.
Firefighters also visited Homebase and Halfords, Sevenoaks on Thursday, 28 July and will be at:
Woodlands Garden Centre, Ash - Thursday, 6 August from 10am till 4pm
Family fun day at Sevenoaks Greatness Recreation Ground - Wednesday 12 August from 2.30pm
Family fun day at Seal Recreation Ground - Tuesday 18 August from 10am