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Euro 2012: London fire safety posters translated

  • 6-11-2012

Foreign language posters have been produced to target the problem of people causing kitchen fires while drunk during the Euro 2012 tournament.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it hoped to prevent the city's different nationalities leaving cooking unattended after drinking.

The posters come in seven foreign languages including Polish and Russian.

It is the first time translations have been used for an international competition, said LFB.

'Diverse city'

The fire brigade's research shows drunk Londoners cause two fires a day.

It also shows a quarter of those who die in fires have alcohol in their systems and over half of alcohol-related fires happen because someone has fallen asleep.

Posters featuring the slogan "Goal" above a burger, will appear in pub lavatories across central London.

The posters have been produced in French, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.

They have been sent to different nationality newspapers in London, said LFB.

A spokesman for LFB said that the idea to translate posters was prompted by the BBC's story on London being considered France's sixth biggest city in terms of population.

He said: "London is a diverse city. It's not just England fans at risk.

"There was no extra cost and it will get the message out."

London Fire Brigade's commissioner, Ron Dobson, said: "During Euro 2012, many Londoners will go straight from work to the pub to watch the football.

"Our research shows cooking after having one too many plays a massive part in house fires and, sadly, one in every four fire deaths involves alcohol."

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