Did you know that around 80 per cent of the fires South Yorkshire firefighters attend are started deliberately? Many of these incidents are small fires such as bins or refuse – but unfortunately minor incidents like this can divert our resources away from life-threatening emergencies.
Because of this, one of our key priorities is to reduce arson across the county. Along with our partner agencies such as the police and local authorities, our firefighters and community teams are working hard in your area to raise awareness of fire safety and the risks of arson.
To help us keep deliberate fires low:
- Put wheelie bins out on the morning of collection, rather than the night before
- Bring in the bin as soon as possible after collection
- Store your bin away from your house, but within the boundary of your property