If you are in Reception, year 1 or 2 and have had a fire safety visit to your class you will have met one of my Seb brothers. We think that fire safety is very important and hope you do too.
I would love to see any fire safety drawings or work you have done, please ask a grown up to email or post your fire safety work to me you may see them here on this website in the "Young People’s Postbag". This is a very important fire safety story about how I helped keep my little brother Tom safe.
One morning my little brother Tom said he had found something very special and he was going to play with it. I was very excited and asked if I could come and play as well. "Yes" he said "but it is a secret, you mustn’t tell Mum." We went upstairs to his bedroom and he showed me a lighter he had found, it was the one Mum uses to light the candles.
"I thought it would be fun to make a little fire out of paper" he said. I was very shocked that Tom thought it would be fun to light a fire, but he didn’t know how dangerous it could be. I had to explain to Tom how dangerous it is to play with fire. It is very easy to burn yourself and fires can easily get out of control, burning very fast and causing lots of damage.
Matches and lighters should never be touched.
Although I had said I wouldn’t tell Mum I had to take the lighter to her and tell her what Tom was going to do. She explained to Tom how dangerous it could be to play with matches and lighters and that he must never touch it again.
"I will always make sure that it is out of your reach" she said, so that Tom would not be able to play with it again. Tom was sorry he had picked up the lighter and we were all happy that we had stopped him playing with it before he was hurt.
Remember – matches, lighters, never touch. They can hurt you very much.
Can you write a fire safety story for me? You could write about having an escape plan, testing your smoke alarm, being safe in the kitchen I would love to hear your stories and I will put them in the Young People’s Postbag.