Partnership working keeps boaters safe
Posted by Jacob Collier on 09 August 2022
Firefighters and our Prevention and Education teams joined partners from across the city to offer safety advice to boaters on Castle Marina.
We joined Nottingham City Council and the Canal & River Trust for a day to speak to residents on the Marina and fitted smoke alarms where people didn’t have any or they didn’t work.
The fire and rescue service normally conducts Safe and Well visits to people’s homes on dry land, but this day provided the opportunity to engage with residents who might not have engaged with our services before.
District Prevention Officer Gemma Hardie said: “We have really enjoyed speaking to residents with our partners and people really appreciated us coming out to speak to them.
“Boaters are particularly vulnerable if they have a fire on board so we have been giving out advice to keep people safe and we’ve installed smoke alarms which could save people’s lives.
“If you feel unable to assess the risk of fire in your home, or boat, then you can book a Safe and Well visit through our website: www.notts-fire.gov.uk or by calling 0115 8388100.”