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Community safety links

Here you will find links to community safety information. 

Please note North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

National publications and guidelines

Fire safety in the home
Tips and advice on how to install a smoke alarm, how to prevent common fires and more

Fire safety outdoors
Barbeque safety, camping and caravanning safety and more

Fire safety in the winter
Advice on heating your home safely, including use of electric blankets and open fires

Fire safety when celebrating
How to use fairy lights, candles and decorations safely

Firework safety
Find out about firework safety and the law about their use

Storage of fireworks in retail premises
Information for retailers and enforcing authorities on the findings of tests by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) on the effects of a fire involving consumer fireworks stored in roller cages, metal and wooden cupboards.

Christmas safety
Tips for a safe and happy Christmas, including safe use of decorations

Water safety
Advice for bathers and swimmers, who are often unaware of the dangers associated with water that isn’t specifically provided for them

Keep warm keep well
Tips on keeping your home heated effectively, produced by the Department for Health

Alzheimer's Society
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service supports the Dementia Friends campaign

Fire Safety Organisations and Campaigns

Firework safety advice

These sites give information on firework safety including the Fireworks Code:

Fire Safety on Government website

FireKills YouTube

LACORS housing - fire safety
Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing

Community Group
Information on fire safety in the community

Carbon Monoxide Kills
Campaign and information site on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

National Fire Sprinkler Network
An organisation that champions the development and increase in the application of fire sprinkler technology as an enhancement of the public good

Road safety/ General safety information

95 Alive
The York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership. Local authorities, emergency services and other North Yorkshire agencies working together to reduce the number of road casualties across North Yorkshire.

A leading forum for promoting and devising solutions to road safety problems, their mission is to reduce road deaths and injuries by sharing knowledge and encouraging innovation for the safe design and use of roads and vehicles. 

THINK! Road Safety
Providing road safety information for road users with the aim of encouraging safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year

Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash. Brake campaigns to stop the carnage and support the victims

Road Safety GB
Formerly LARSOA, this national road safety organisation represents local government road safety teams across the UK

A registered charity promoting safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education

Tales of the Road
Interactive games, videos and resources on road safety for children

Driving Standards Agency
An executive agency of the Department for Transport, its mission is safe driving for life

Road Safety Observatory
The Road Safety Observatory aims to provide easy access to independent road safety  research and information for anyone working in road safety and for members of the public.

Online Brake reaction tester 
How quick are your reactions?

Alcohol Unit Calculator

Road Safety Games

Fire safety for people with sight, hearing or mobility difficulties

General fire safety advice leaflet
Practical advice and tips that will help protect you from the risk of fire

National Emergency Text Service
The emergencySMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service

Text relay service
You may call us for fire safety advice by using the text relay service. If you are making a call from a textphone please dial 18001 01609 788635. To make an emergency call from a textphone please dial 18000. Online advice is available on using the text relay service.

British Sign Language
Click on the link to access for advice on sign language, courses and learning CD

British Deaf Association
Click on the link to access the British Deaf Association

Flooding Information

Yorkshire Water

Environment Agency

Water and Boat Safety Links

Fire Safety on boats leaflet

Disposing of unused flares guidance

Disposing of unused flares :

Fire safety on Boats Guidelines

Boat Safety Video 

Fire Fighting on Boats  

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