Feeds

HELLISH LOVE INFERNO TO SWEEP LONDON

Don't leave things lit and unattended while half-lit and, er, well-tended...

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The London Fire Brigade have taken it upon themselves to warn the romantically inclined that a Valentine's date could end with death in a burning hell blaze.

Those who expect Valentine's Day to end with liquor, chocolates and a fumble between the sheets could instead find themselves fighting for their lives in a room filled with carbon monoxide, said the Brigade's Fire Safety unit on a specially created webpage.

As "Flee" – the cartoon dog spearheading the online awareness campaign – says: "Make sure it's just your passion igniting the room. Never leave a burning candle."

Turns out that a seared contact lens and the consumption of an underdone steak are not the worst consequences that could result from a candle-lit dinner for two.

The campaign highlights that Valentine's Day puts us all in danger from candles, especially if reckless couples overcome by passion and alcohol leave them lit and unattended.

The Fire Brigade have issued guidelines to those set on engaging in the high-risk activities of cooking and candle-lighting tonight. These include:

  • Avoid cooking after drinking alcohol.
  • Take pans off the heat if leaving the room.
  • Turn off the hob or grill if you leave the kitchen.

The recommendations can be found in full here.

Concerned candle-using lovers are invited to join the discussion on the Facebook page.

The London Fire Brigade concludes with a little bon mot that may actually be worse than death by fire. Remember: "embracing the romantic mood could make your evening hotter than you might expect!" ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
ePassport to Transnistria: NEXTIFYING the Nation State with BONG
Hey the Man, you can't geoblock distributed democracy
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists
Think psychopathy and BDSM dungeons, not desktops
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.