Setting the stage for a sizzling summer

Monday 4th August 2014 – 5pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

For many people, the description of a perfect summer’s day would be something along the lines of late evening sunshine, live music and a few sausages sizzling away on the barbecue.

With festival season in full swing and plenty of hot weather still to come, if the weather forecast is to be believed, West Midlands Ambulance Service is urging everyone to take care whilst watching your favourite bands or lighting up the barbecue as part of its Summer Safety Campaign.

There are a number of factors festivalgoers should be aware of including making sure you take all of the vital equipment with you to cover every eventuality and making sure you stay safe and protect your valuables when on-site.

Whether having a barbecue at a festival or enjoying the company of your family in the back garden, the advice remains the same about not using accelerants to light it, keeping children and pets well away from the cooking area and always having a bucket of water on standby should anything go wrong.

Over the course of this week, West Midlands Ambulance Service will be offering advice about festival and barbecue safety through a collection of press releases and videos in order to allow everyone to enjoy a safe summer.


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