Winter Ready

Fire

Fire safety from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Whilst we are all spending more time at home, it's important our homes are as safe from fire risks as possible.

  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm and test it weekly. 
  • If you have a solid fuel appliance, such as a log burner, make sure you have a working Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and it can kill if you're exposed to high levels.

Visit Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service or call 0800 358 4777 for advice.

Flood

Flooding is one of Cumbria's highest priority risks. Events which have happened around the country demonstrate the frequency and severity of floods in the UK, highlighting the need to plan and prepare.

Floods can sometimes happen without any warning, or you may not live in a flood risk area, so you may not be notified by a flood alert or warning before one affects you. 

In this case, or in the case of experiencing a non-weather-related flood, click the links below to find the information and support you need:

Travel

The Great British weather presents different challenges in different seasons. It's not just winter weather which can wreak havoc on the roads - rain at any time of the year can be dangerous. In fact, 9 out of 10 weather-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads take place in the rain.

From high winds, strong sunlight and fog to snow and ice, all weathers can present different challenges both for keeping the travel networks open and for those navigating through the difficult conditions.

Don't take chances. To learn more about travelling safely during extreme weather click on the links below: