The boys love of Fireman Sam has been a loyal one.
So what better way this year, ahead of Bonfire Night, to get their ultimate hero involved with (agreeing with everything mum has already said) and highlighting the importance of fire safety.
The boys will be 5 this January, and have now started full-time school, and it feels the time is right for learning valuable lessons about fire safety and, with Fireman Sam’s help, reinforcing the importance of staying calm during an emergency.
Known for protecting the citizens of the Welsh town of Pontypandy alongside his esteemed colleagues, Fireman Sam is sharing his top tips to staying safe at Halloween and enjoying the festivities at bonfire and fireworks displays. Bringing these important tips to life, Fireman Sam and his team feature in animated videos that will ensure all members of the family are aware of the potential fire hazards around these special events.
Fireman Sam’s Top Tips
Bonfire Do’s and Don’ts
• Site bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and always keep away from fireworks.
• Build the bonfire stack so that it is stable and never light with flammable liquids.
• Keep everyone away from the fire, especially children who must be supervised at all times, and pets are best kept indoors.
• In case of an emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
• Pour water on the embers before leaving.
Firework Dos and Don’ts
• Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER a naked flame.
• Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick. NEVER go back to a lit firework.
• Always wear gloves when handling sparklers and hold at arm’s length. Once finished, put in a bucket of water.
• Never give sparklers to children under 5.
And Fireman Sam even has his own YouTube channel to get all his top tips:
Or for more information, fun games and competitions please visit www.FiremanSam.co.uk