Your safety during the G7 Summit

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Responding to incidents during the G7 Summit

The 2021 G7 Summit takes place 11 to 13 June 2021. This will have an impact on the way Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service responds to operational incidents.

Working with other specialist blue light services, we have put plans in place to include enhanced fire cover during this period.

We will do everything necessary to keep the public safe during the summit period.

We will continue to

  • respond to emergency calls
  • prioritise those where lives are at risk
  • get a fire crew to your property if you call 999

In all cases, we will endeavour to send a response to an emergency incident as soon as we can.

The most important thing to remember is that if you do have a fire, get out of the building, stay out and call 999.

Keeping safe at home

You can help us by taking extra care and time to think about fire safety in your home during this period. 

  • check your smoke alarms are working
  • ensure you know what you would do if there was a fire
  • do not make unnecessary calls to the fire and rescue service.

To keep your family safe during the G7 summit, our advice is:

In the event of a fire, you should get out, stay out and call 999. You will get an emergency response

Make sure you have smoke alarms on at least every level of your home.

  • Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they’re working. Test them regularly.
  • Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully.
  • Plan your escape route and make sure everyone knows how to get out if there's a fire.
  • Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended.
  • Do not overload electrical sockets. Watch out for faulty and over-heating electrical equipment, wiring or cables.
  • Drinking alcohol? Plan how to get home safely without driving.

Safety resources

Please find below downloadable safety resources which provide advice on what to do in the event of a fire. They also provide important tips on how to keep safe. These can be printed and displayed.

The service will make every effort to carry out urgent community safety activity during the period of the G7 Summit. This will include home safety visits to the most vulnerable. You will still be able to be assessed for a home safety visit by calling our freephone telephone: 0800 3581 999. Or you can complete the Free Home Fire Safety Check Survey online.  If you are eligible you will go on a waiting list.

You can still call for fire safety information from 9am to 4pm using our freephone telephone 0800 3581 999. You can also download all our safety leaflets and find out more about how to keep safe

Business owners

Businesses are also reminded to be mindful of their responsibilities. During the G7 Summit period CFRS may not be able to respond to fire safety enquiries within the usual timescales. It remains the responsibility of employers, landlords and other premise occupiers to comply with fire safety law.

We would like to remind businesses that your emergency escape plan should not rely on Fire and Rescue Service involvement for it to be effective. Any and all actions that are required to keep people safe in the premises, to move them to places of relative safety or to complete a full evacuation must be within your resources. 

View the letter to Businesses for further information

Take a look at our Business Fire Safety web pages for keeping your business safe.

Further information

Stay Informed, Stay Safe

Key information about the G7 summit and other safety advice and guidance can be found:

We apologise if there are delays to activities which are not considered life-critical. We are asking the public and other agencies to be patient during this time.

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