Take the pledge – no bonfires during the pandemic
Firefighters across South Yorkshire are asking people to pledge not to have a garden fire during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic
This latest plea comes as South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue saw a huge spike in garden fires during the last week in March, – a 161 percent increase compared to a normal week
The service has also been contacted by a number of residents who have found it hard to physically leave their homes to exercise, due to the smoke coming from local garden fires where people have been burning garden and household waste.
Their message is also being backed by local authorities across the county, with an increase in air pollution being shown to negatively affect the health of those with respiratory illnesses.
To sign the pledge, visit http://www.syfire.gov.uk/pledge.
In pledging not to have a garden fire during the on-going pandemic, you will be supporting your firefighters and people with respiratory illnesses. Every pledge makes a difference.