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Old 30 September 2005, 14:19   #21
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I think the trick is to buy one or two flares a year so that they donít all go out of date at the same time Des
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Old 30 September 2005, 14:46   #22
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I think the trick is to buy one or two flares a year so that they donít all go out of date at the same time Des
spreads the cost and you spread the batch numbers just in case of a faulty batch!
One of the local lifeboats was emphatically refused permission to fire a red distress flare on excercise last week. Comment from the CG MRSC was it would be a criminal offence to do so.
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Old 30 September 2005, 15:40   #23
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disposal of out of date flares
Give em to Oxfam!
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Old 30 September 2005, 15:43   #24
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Flares should be accepted at your local civic amenity site. Telephone ahead before you take them so they can make suitable preperations. (Some councils will operate a hazardous waste collection service)

Technically they are not waste as they are covered by the explosive act of 1600 (of something similarly of a gunpowder plot era)

DO NOT PUT THEM IN YOUR BIN

Telephone the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506 for details of your nearest civic amenity site.

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Old 30 September 2005, 15:49   #25
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Are you sure about this The RNLI give flare demos and the MOD through a few around just for fun. Des
Most definitely - you may not fire any flare in a "non" emergency situation. The RNLI used to use outdated flares for demos, but this has now stopped - H&S issues, they now use in-date flares only. Official flare demonstrations have to be authorised by local coastguard.
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Ure flares are six years old. They will still work, they just lose their brightness. Why not put them in another box as spares. As a commercial operator i cannot do this but for leisure use you can.

If ure flares are really out of date then contact the coastguard for advice.
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Old 30 September 2005, 16:08   #27
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Ure flares are six years old. They will still work, they just lose their brightness. Why not put them in another box as spares. As a commercial operator i cannot do this but for leisure use you can.

If ure flares are really out of date then contact the coastguard for advice.
I've given old ones to newbes as old ones are better than none, my advice is to get a new pack asap. Keeping old flares as back up is a good Idea, but I always know where the new ones are!
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Most definitely - you may not fire any flare in a "non" emergency situation. The RNLI used to use outdated flares for demos, but this has not stopped - H&S issues, they now use in-date flares only. Official flare demonstrations have to be authorised by local coastguard.
I hope this was a typing errorr on your part, the rnli have not used out of date flares for years, quote, 'this has not stopped' rnli are well on top of health and safety issues and, maritime law.
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I hope this was a typing errorr on your part, the rnli have not used out of date flares for years, quote, 'this has not stopped' rnli are well on top of health and safety issues and, maritime law.
Opps - yes, show have read "NOW" stopped. Very much a typo!!
Now corrected!!
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Smokes and flares

I'm happy to dispose of them, smokes prefered, we use them on the paintball site. Flares are used at night, the site is listed by the old bill so they ignore it.

We were playing on a disused USAF base last weekend, had about 10 orange smokes on the go in one area, totally filled the place!

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