Statistics from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service show that in 2012/13 there
were 7,937 fires involving refuse and flytipping almost 90% of which were started deliberately.
Together, we can prevent these mindless acts, by ensuring we dispose of rubbish
safely, keep communal areas in flats secure and only put our wheelie bins out
on collection day. As taxpayers we all bear the brunt of the cost, but there is
something we can do about it.
Many of these fires are set in wheelie bins, which have the potential to put
homes, vehicles and the public at risk. The launch was to raise public awareness
of the dangers and consequences of setting fires.
As a community we can make a difference by educating our kids about the hazards
and dangers of fire. By working as a team alongside your friends at the Scottish
Fire and Rescue Service you can help keep make communities
safer by reducing the threat of deliberate fire raising.