Brigade advice on petrol storage
Cleveland Fire Brigade has issued safety advice to residents on petrol storage in light of potential fuel delivery strikes. The key message is to put safety first.
The Brigade’s priority is the safety of residents and firefighters, so we advise people not to store fuel due to the increased fire risk.
Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Storing petrol in your home greatly increases the risk of fire and the potential of fire spreading rapidly, particularly if it is stored near an ignition source.
“For those people who choose to ignore this advice, there are legal requirements and local guidelines to follow.”
Contact your Local Authority Petroleum Licensing Officer for further information and guidance on the numbers below:
Hartlepool Borough Council: 01429 523354
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: 01642 393939
Middlesbrough Council: 01642 223535
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: 01642 223535