Brighton Marina's Fire Safety Day
Premier Marinas Brighton is holding a Fire Safety Day at Brighton Marina Yacht Club on 30th March from 10:30 onward. The event is being held in collaboration with the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Brighton RNLI, Nicky’s Chandlery and Premier Marine Insurance in association GJW Direct. The idea to hold an event was inspired by the marina team who having recently dealt with a fire at Brighton wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of fires on board boats.
On the day the Fire and Rescue Service will provide valuable insight into the common causes of fires, what to do to prevent them and the actions to take to give those involved the best chance of survival should the worst happen. The RNLI will explain how as a first responder you can help if someone is hurt in a fire and will offer free own boat safety checks. Local chandlery Nicky’s Canvasworks will present fire safety equipment, explain the various alarms available and give advice on where to get gas safety checks - plus GJW Direct will sponsor a free prize draw to win one of three fire safety equipment packs.
If you need boat insurance you will be able to get advice on how insurance can protect you and your boat from the financial fall out of a fire on board – plus GJW Direct will introduce a free online boat document app that can store details of your insurance cover so that you can keep track of it and other documents associated with your boat. Brighton Marina Yacht Club, sponsored by Premier, will serve light bites and refreshments.
Mike Hatch CMM, Marina Manager at Brighton Marina said, “I and my team want to do everything we can to help to prevent fires on board boats at the marina. In the recent fire we saw two boats written off with catastrophic results. We know that the risk of a fire on board a boat is higher than at home because you have a combination of engine, fuel, gas and combustible material in a small area and we know that a fire on board is harder to deal with than a similar event on land. We’d just like to help get the message across with our Fire Safety Day”
For those unable to attend the day, but who would like some information about keeping safe on board, the UK Government’s leaflet in conjunction with the Boat Safety Scheme provides a lot of information about how to help prevent and stop a fire from spreading quickly. To download the leaflet, please click here.