Fire Safety Tips For Children
Children, especially younger ones, may not be capable of exiting a home on their own or understanding the dangers of fire hazards. If parents take the extra precautions not only by reducing risks in the home and installing proper safety equipment, but by creating and explaining a comprehensive fire safety plan of action with your family, the chance of risk can be greatly reduced.
Here are just a few fire safety tips for you and your family to get you started.
- The Stop, Drop and Roll technique – Stop moving, lie down and roll if clothing catches fire.
- Crawl through rooms and hallways to avoid smoke inhalation.
- Touch doors before opening – if the door is hot, don’t open it.
- Never re-enter the building for any reason once safely outside.
- Fire is a tool, not a toy.
- Never pick up matches or lighters if found. Instead, tell an adult right away.
- Never leave children unattended around any fire hazard, including cooking stoves, candles, portable heaters, or any other heat source. Teach toddlers and young kids to stay at least three feet away from any common heat source or hazard in your home.
Did you know, you can contact your local fire department for free fire safety equipment like smoke detectors? Some may even be willing to have your kids stop in for free fire safety tips. Make sure to check your community events, as some fire departments are known to have free fire safety classes for families.
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