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Wednesday , 22 September 2021

Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority provide Basic Refueling Safety Tips

There’s no use crying over spilled fuel. No matter where you are, you should always practice safe refueling on any device the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority recommends.

The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority has provided the following eight tips to keep you safe:

  • Only use fuel containers that are rated for use with flammable fuels.
  • Never overfill fuel containers or reservoirs.
  • Keep mixed fuels (oil and fuel mixes) in separate containers.
  • Let engines cool down before refuelling.
  • Do not smoke while refuelling.
  • Clean up any spilled fuel before starting an engine.
  • Do not store fuel containers in areas that are not well vented or will see high temperatures.
  • Remember that liquid fuel doesn’t burn, fuel vapours burn, so empty fuel containers are still dangerous.

Dan Heney is the Regional Deputy Chief with the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority.

“Gasoline is one of the most common fuels used in internal combustion engines because it ignites very easily, burns very quickly and releases a large amount of energy,” Deputy Chief Heney told Lakeland Connect. “Consequently, it is used so often that many folks forget that risks involved, and those same traits make it potentially dangerous if not handled safely.”

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!