Flying the flag for fire safety at the Jubilee celebrations

Union jack with diamond jubilee logoAvon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is urging anyone planning a special event to mark the Jubilee weekend to think about fire safety.

With an extra Bank Holiday providing many people with a four day weekend, there will be lots of street parties and other events to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

On 4 June, beacons will be lit by communities throughout the UK to mark Her Majesty’s milestone.

AF&RS has produced a booklet full of handy hints and tips to ensure that your celebration goes with a bang, but that your plans do not go up in smoke.

The advice covers considerations for street party organisers and for celebrations at non-domestic premises.

It covers subjects such as firework safety, the use of sky (Chinese) lanterns, barbeque safety and beacons.

If event organisers need any additional information, you can call 0117 926 2061 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Station Manager Stuart Matthews from the Community Safety Team said: “This coming long weekend offers many people with the opportunity to enjoy themselves and celebrate.

“We would like to be able to look back on the weekend and celebrate the fact that it passed by without serious incident and with nobody being hurt.

“Following our advice will enable everyone to go some way towards achieving that aim, so that this weekend can be remembered for all the right reasons.”