On Saturday 30th March, East Sussex Fire and Rescue attended an open day at Brighton Marina Yacht Club to give a presentation to berth holders and yacht owners regarding Fire Safety on Boats.
The event was supported by Sussex Police and the RNLI who also provided presentations on boat and water safety.
White Watch, Roedean provided advice on which smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to fit on a boat, maintaining a boat’s electrical and mechanical systems to prevent fire, cooking and heating fire safety advice for boats and knowing what to do in the event of fire and having an emergency plan in the event of MAYDAY situation.
The event gave East Sussex Fire and Rescue a great opportunity to engage with the community and work in partnership with Sussex Police and the RNLI.
Jon Cater, Watch Manager (Roedean) said: “Within the last month, East Sussex Fire and Rescue attended a fire on a boat in Brighton Marina so hopefully the advice we gave to the public will go towards preventing any further incidents like this.”
Did you know?
East Sussex Fire and Rescue responded to 37 incidents, of which 18 were fires involving a boat, barge or other vessels between April 2012 and March 2018. The number of boat fires on our coastal and inland waters is relatively low. However, when they do occur they can have serious consequences, due to the remote location of moorings.
For more information on boat safety visit: www.esfrs.org/your-safety/water-safety-drowning-prevention/safety-afloat/