V Festival: Essex Fire and Rescue Service urged festival-goers to listen to safety advice
The festival you have all been waiting for takes place next weekend. But before you get carried away with packing make sure you have a read of the fire service tips to keep you safe.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has released 11 safety tips that V festivals-goers need to follow next weekend.
The festival is being held at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.
Fire crews will be on site throughout the festival providing operational response.
On top of this, the community safety team and road traffic collision reduction unit will also be at the festival site.
Neil Fenwick, head of community safety, said: “V Festival is an event that is recognised nationwide, and we want to make sure that everyone attending has a brilliant and safe time.
“This is why we are urging festival-goers to follow a few simple tips to make sure they stay safe this weekend.
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“Tents catch fire very easily and burn very quickly, a fire can destroy a tent in less than 60 seconds.
“Tents can also trap deadly carbon monoxide gas from a barbecue or badly adjusted camping stove or light.
“No one should ever take a barbecue into a tent.
“Carelessly discarded cigarette ends can easily start a fire so it is vitally important that smokers extinguish their cigarettes completely and dispose of the butts properly.
“Above all, always follow site safety advice and safety information from the organisers.”