International Rescue! LFRA Hero – Clive Lewis attacks car fire and saves lives!

London Fire Risk Assessments MD – Clive Lewis TIFireE saves the day whilst travelling on holiday!

Driving from England to Greece for his annual vacation, Mr Lewis pulled into a service station on the Italian coast to refuel. As he entered the services station he passed a stationery care and there was a sudden, forceful BOOM! He felt the impact but knew instantly that he hadn’t been hit by another car.

He carried on and parked the car at a safe distance and went to investigate, at the same time the whole of the service station rest area was evacuating. People and cars were frantically racing to get out and away. Mr Lewis however picked up a Fire Extinguisher and ran towards a stationery, burning car. The two occupants got out safely and Mr Lewis attacked the Fire!

A Fire Marshal then came running to assist but it was already under control – Mr Lewis our very own hero!

Clive Lewis TIFireE joins Vanessa Feltz’s BBC Radio London Show

London Fire Risk Assessments Managing Director Clive Lewis TIFireE joins Vanessa Feltz in a discussion on Fire Safety. The discussion was in response to the emotional interview given by Claudia Winkleman on the dreadful incident on 31st October 2014 – Halloween night – when her eight-year-old daughter, Matilda, was taken to hospital after being seriously injured when her witch’s costume caught fire.

Claudia described the horrendous incident and how she and a friend patted the Fire out but every time they stopped the Fire would start up again just like the ‘magic’ relighting’ candles you can get for Birthday Cakes.

Vanessa wanted to know what her ‘Lovely Listeners’ should do in a similar incident.

Clive gave the following advice: Stop, Drop and Roll

  • Bring the person to the ground
  • Smother the flames with a coat, table cloth, blanket ideally a Fire Blanket
  • Keep rolling them until the Fire is out

Clive described a similar incident in a Night Club when a man, wearing alcohol based aftershave fell on a T-light and caught alight. The man did the complete opposite to Stop, Drop and Roll and panicked which led to the man “going up like a candle himself”.

Clive pointed out the Responsible Person of the Night Club was fined £5,000 for not training his Staff on what to do in such a circumstance.

Citing a personal experience Vanessa took the opportunity to seek Clive’s advice on the evacuation of Hotel – to listen to the full discussion click here

Sahara Survival Challenge

Geoff Lee our long serving Fire Risk Assessor and valuable member of our team is back!!!

He has survived the Sahara Survival Challenge and raised an amazing £2350 for The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet.

Watch this space for more updates!!!

To find our more about The Noah’s Ark Hospice please click here