London Fire Brigade

Brigade appoints first-ever Young Fire Safety Officer to head up our celebration open days

24 March 2016

We’ve recruited our first-ever Young Fire Safety Officer with PLAYMOBIL to launch fire station open days – lucky 7 year old, Archie Cosaitis. A lifelong fan of the Brigade, the youngster launches our 65 open days across the capital throughout our 150th anniversary year, to teach children about fire safety in the home.

Limited-edition London Fire Brigade versions of popular PLAYMOBIL Fire Brigade sets have also been created for little ones to learn through play at home. 10% of proceeds will be donated to our charities of choice, with toys available from April to purchase at the open days.

Archie’s role

Archie was inspired by the PLAYMOBIL crew’s catchy sing-a-long video already being used by London firefighters and the Brigade’s Education team as part of our fire prevention outreach work. It shows children how we fight more than just house fires and highlights how much they do for the community.

Duties in his new role include blowing out the candles of a birthday cake made by Great British Bake Off star Firefighter Mat Riley, giving fire safety advice to his classmates and testing out PLAYMOBIL’s latest Fire Brigade vehicles.

65 open days

The anniversary open days will be a perfect day out for anyone who’s ever fancied playing firefighter for a day, taking place across London from April through to December. Children big and small can meet real firefighters and life-sized PLAYMOBIL ones, plus enjoy toys and activities galore.

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said,

“The 65 open days across the capital are a great opportunity for people to celebrate our birthday and interact with firefighters who do so much work protecting London every day. Our Education Team does a great job instilling fun into our fire safety advice and Archie is an important ambassador for the work we do.”