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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Petrol Storage -Statement

29/03/2012

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Head of Risk Reduction, Glynn Luznyj said: “We would advise people not to store large amounts of fuel in garages, due to the increased risks to occupiers and firefighters.

"Petrol is a dangerous substance which, when present can dramatically increase the risk of fire. Public safety is our overriding concern. We would like to remind people to focus on their own safety at all times."

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to ensure that members of the public who are considering storing petrol on their premises are adhering to the following legal requirements:

• Do not fill a container more than the capacity printed on the label
• Do not store petrol inside a domestic premises
• Store petrol in a place that is not part of or attached to a building used as a dwelling
• Petrol must be stored in approved plastic or metal containers which can typically be purchased from filling stations