• Nigel Grant, who pioneered the Boat Fire Safety scheme while employed by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, gave a short update on the scheme from his now retired viewpoint. He promoted the National Boat Fire Safety Week 26-31 May 2008and asked that people, Please engage with your local Fire and Rescue Service to ask for a Boat Fire Safety check or Home Safety Check.
To find your local contact go to your nearest Fire Station or www.fire.gov.uk
Please ensure you have fitted new batteries to your smoke and CO detectors.
Do no leave exits locked without quick access to keys once you are on board.
Keep the Boat Fire Safety initiative alive.
I am still trying to come to my senses regarding the wonderful gift on my retirement. I do not know how you managed to keep it so quiet. To say I was overcome would be an under statement and I think you could hear the catch in my voice. I hope AWCC in the Midlands will continue to be at the forefront for boaters and boat clubs in the safe hands of the new Chairman. I must thank the secretary for her hard work in contacting the clubs and keeping stum.
Thank you all yet again
(Ex Chairman and now Rep)