No, Tipsy Cat didn’t get stuck up a tree. She met these rather lovely chaps and their fire engine when they came home to do a London Fire Brigade Home Safety Visit. Every home in London can book one – it’s free, because they want to prevent fires of course – and it’s especially good if you a worried about an elderly relative, neighbour, or friend. They even fit some smoke alarms for you and check that everything is OK.
This is what they told us:
- make sure you test your smoke alarm every week
- don’t use block plug extensions – they are dangerous because they don’t have a circuit breaker
- don’t leave cooking unattended if you are cooking with oil
- be careful when using candles, especially tea lights, make sure they are in a safe dish / container.
- have a plan what to do in case there’s a fire
- if there is a fire (and we really, really hope there isn’t one), a fire door will keep out the flames for 30 mins if you put a towel along the bottom. Open the window and shout ‘fire’ for help. And of course, dial 999 in an emergency.
- and if you are a cat, try not to climb any further up a tree than you can safely get down from
Our firefighters are really amazingly brave, kind and funny. Thank you LFB!