The hot season is upon us!
When the rainy season is gone and the sun is out, we love to go outdoors and take the chance to do things like biking, walk or jog around in our neighbourhood or do our gardening.
The warm weather though presents some problems in the air and we must take care and stay safe. Pollen levels can soar in the heat and so can pollution levels hence, it is important that you try to avoid walking in the city during peak traffic times as there is a proven correlation between the numbers of vehicle on the road and pollution levels.
Lippo Village has a walkable environment with shade trees and you can enjoy your walk early morning or later in the afternoon when the sun is down.
Please be aware too that the grass may be too dry and there could be dried up leaves, branches and barks that may pose a fire hazard. Do not discard cigarette butts may cause a fire to happen!
The following safety advice can prevent most fires from happening:
Fire Safety Advice
• Do not fill your fuel tank completely full during hot weather. Fuel must have room to expand.
• One of the biggest dangers is people using flammable liquids to light the barbecue. Please prepare well in advance and light the charcoal early or better, use an electrical barbecue grill. Only use barbecues in a suitable and safe area and never leave them unattended.
• If you see a fire around your house or its surrounding in Lippo Village area, please immediately call the 24 Hours’ Emergency Number 0800 1900 911. Ask for the Fire and Rescue Team even for a small fire as it can very soon become a big fire and get out of control. TMD has a Fire Brigade Department who are always on standby and will be there right away to help you.
• Report immediately as you can save someone’s life.
Dry ground in the summer means there's an added risk of a fire starting, but you should take care at all times of the year. Follow these tips to reduce the chance of a wildfire if you are traveling around Lippo Village:
• Don't leave bottles or glass in open areas - sunlight shining through glass can start fires (take them home and recycle them).
• Don't attempt to tackle fires that can't be put out with a bucket of water - leave the area as quickly as possible; call Emergency.
• Extinguish cigarettes properly and don't throw cigarette butts on the ground - take your litter home. Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows.
Remember, being informed and conscious of fire safety at all times make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe and protected. Stay alert and be safe!