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that new advert for fire safety in the house, anybody seen it?

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ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 06-Aug-08 20:35:50

Turned my blood cold this morning.

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 20:36:20

no, i've not seen the advert.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 06-Aug-08 20:42:10

I was really upset about it. I saw it on some sky channel this morning, hoping its not mainstream.

They're all shock tactics anyway (which works) but this is the worst I have seen.

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 20:43:56

No, what happens?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 06-Aug-08 20:45:42

It has a doll in a bed, with a woman doing a voice over, saying the doll didn't like the dark, so the adults put in a night light.
The night light catches fire, and the voice over is saying "she cried help, help... but that is where the story ends"...

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 20:49:05

aren't nightlights made to be left plugged in at night?

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 20:49:41

Oh really! Sounds horrific, don't think I want to see that. Although my curious nature means I will probably watch it.

Hulababy Wed 06-Aug-08 20:50:56

Presumably it is to do with not having a smoke alarm, rather than the nightlight being a fire hazard?

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 20:55:01

now i'm freaking out about DD1's night light.


i should go take it out.

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 20:59:05

Just watched all of the ads on the fire safety web page.

That doll one is scary as shit, really horrible. The backwards one is terrifying as well.

Thing is we took our batteries out becasue they kept going off, and earlier on I found a lighter behind hte fridge in that little plastic tray. THere were a few other things that had obviously just fallen down there. The lighter was quite hot too.

Shit! Think I'll put those batteries back in.

Hulababy Wed 06-Aug-08 21:20:20

You must have working smoke alarms in teh house. It is essential.

Please don;t deactiviate them or take batteries out.

If they keep going out have the fire brigade come and check them.

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 21:22:26

Hulababy, who do you have to contact to get them checked? Is there a website anywhere?

Hulababy Wed 06-Aug-08 21:25:55

Some local fire stations will come and do it. We have had notes through door.

And it is importat to check them all yourself regularly to make sure they are still working.

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 21:35:25

Ok, have requested a home visit. I hope they send some hunky firemen. grin

Thanks hula, would not have known about that service otherwise

Hulababy Wed 06-Aug-08 21:38:13

No worries. Good luck with the firemen

RambleOn Wed 06-Aug-08 21:47:11

How do you plan an escape route? If most fires start at night and in the kitchen, my only escape route with my DD from upstairs is through the kitchen.

Am I supposed to have a escape route out of an upstairs window?

Thanks for the thread, has made me think about this and check alarms smile

lazaroulovespastries Wed 06-Aug-08 21:54:04

i got the info from here

RambleOn Wed 06-Aug-08 21:59:13

escape route planning

ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 06-Aug-08 23:14:01

I have two alarms, one "normal" one upstairs at the top of the landing, and another downstairs which detecsts air impurities, including smoke, is as loud as buggary.

We have windows upstairs where you can knock them in a certain place and they open fuller than a normal window, and we have a little roof above the front door we can get out to from our bedroom window. Our house is teeny, so its straight down the stairs and out the front door or out the bedroom window.

The idea of a fire freaks the life out of me. The adverts usually upset me anyway (the one with the dad sobbing outside the fire gutted house after losing his family makes me cry) but this one really upset me.

They're very effective though.

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