Jewish community urged to stay safe ahead of Pesach celebrations

Ahead of the Pesach celebrations which begin on Friday evening (April 19), Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging members of the Jewish community to ensure that they stay safe whilst celebrating over the holiday period.

Local residents celebrating should refresh themselves with some safety tips below:

  • Gas flames should never been hindered, otherwise this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning becoming a real threat to families
  • Take care with electrical appliances, avoid using a hot plate or water heater which has any signs of damage to the cable
  • Ensure that candles are placed in a sturdy holder away from flammable materials and never leave them unattended
  • Have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home

Area Manager, Ben Levy said: “Pesach is a joyful time for the Jewish community, a time for celebration and family gatherings, but it’s vital that everyone stays safe and avoids a costly incident taking place.

“Following some simple and easy-to-follow safety advice can help to ensure that celebrations get well underway safely this year.

“We wish our Jewish community ‘Chag Sameach’, a safe and happy Pesach.”

GMFRS offer free Safe and Well visits, where we visit your home and offer advice to keep you safe from fire. We help you develop an escape plan with your family in case a fire did occur. To book a visit please call 0800 555 815.

More Pesach safety advice can be found on our celebrating safely webpage.

18/04/2019 10:36 AM