Festival Fire Safety Tips

Follow this simple fire code to help you decide whether to put it out or call for help and evacuate.

  • Only tackle a fire in its very early stages.
  • Always put your own and other people’s safety first.
  • Make sure you can escape if you need to and never let a fire block your exit.
  • Fire extinguishers are only for fighting a fire in its very early stages. Never tackle a fire if it is starting to spread or has spread to other items nearby.

Fires are not permitted at festivals, however here are some tips in the event of a fire in or near your tent.

  • Watch out for flying embers and sparks from camp fires.
  • Never use petrol or paraffin to start or revive a fire.
  • Always use the designated BBQ areas.
  • Don’t burn plastic or any other toxic materials.
  • Leave the candles at home and pack the torch.
  • If a fire starts in your tent, get everyone out and evacuate the area as quickly as possible. Immediately request help from the nearest steward or security who will call the onsite Fire Team to extinguish the fire.

In the campsites, go to the nearest Fire Tower – which should be visible from any point in the campsite. In the unlikely event that you cannot find a member of security or steward nearby, then please dial 999/112.

Remember that fire can spread very quickly around flammable materials such as tents and rubbish. Even a small contained fire can quickly spread, producing smoke and fumes that can kill in seconds. Ensure that you raise the alarm and keep other campers in the vicinity away from the fire until it has been contained and properly extinguished.