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BBQ & Fire Safety



Most car clubs and campers at JAE will be planning on bringing along a BBQ to JAE this year. Please read the following carefully. If you have any questions, please do let us know.

If you plan on bringing a BBQ to JAE, you MUST do the following:

GAS BBQs 
These can be used at JAE provided: 
 - they are at a height of at least 50cm off the ground and
 - there is a fire extinguisher present with the BBQ.

CHARCOAL BBQs
These can be used at JAE provided: 

 - they are at a height of at least 50cm off the ground and
 - there is a fire extinguisher present with the BBQ.

OPEN FIRES and FIRE PITS:
These are not allowed under any circumstances. 

 

Regular patrols around the Showground will be inspecting BBQs to ensure compliance with the above. 

Fire Extinguishers are available to purchase at the Admin Tent during the event. 

In addition to the above, we have worked with the Norfolk Fire & Rescue service to compile the following fire safety guidance:

1) Look up & Around: BBQ safety starts well before the fire gets roaring. When scouting out your BBQ location, make sure it's not under any low-hanging branches or near any brush or bushes. Items like these can easily go up in flames if the fire gets bigger than anticipated. Also keep a radius of eight to 10 feet around the BBQ clear of tents, chairs, food and any other debris or obstructions.

2) Keep a fire extinguisher nearby
Putting out the fire when required is essential, so make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy. Do not leave the fire extinguisher in a club members car, as searching for it could cause a delay. 

3) Always Watch
Whether you're camping alone or with a club, it's easy to get distracted and walk away from the BBQ. Regardless of what is going on around you, make sure someone always has an eye on the fire. It's especially important to keep an eye on pets and children that may be sitting or walking near the fire.

4) Extinguish Before Bed
When it's time for bed, you need to put out the BBQ. Then, stir the embers around with a shovel to ensure the fire won't re-start. Ideally, the coals should be wet and cold.

5) Don't smoke cigarettes in or near any tents. 

A great weekend at JAE could be quickly ruined if someone is hurt or something catches fire. 
If you ever have any questions, you can always call over our security staff. Safety is their top priority, and they can double-check your set-up.