Be safe from fire this Child Safety Week
London Fire Brigade launches new child fire safety campaign
Firefighters are urging Londoners to keep their community safe and sound by teaching children about the importance of fire safety.
London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Community Safety Andy Barrett said, “Parents and carers can become fire safety champions by protecting their children from fire just by talking to them about what to do if a fire starts and how to prevent fires from starting in the first place.”
“Fitting a smoke alarm and regularly testing it is the single most important thing parents can do to protect their families, as they provide an early warning of a fire that can give crucial time to escape."
"You can go to the London Fire Brigade website (www.london-fire.gov.uk) to get information on receiving a free home fire safety visit.”
Top tips to ensure children are clued up about fire safety:
For very young children (aged under 5):
For older children (age 6 and above):
In a fire, both adults and children should follow these four simple steps:
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