Child Safety: Fire safety for children

When you’re in charge of children, their safety is up to you. These child safety tips can help:

  • Teach children at least two ways out of every room.
  • Show children how to crawl low under smoke and to “stop, drop and roll” if their clothing or hair catches fire. Teach them not to be afraid of firefighters even though they might look frightening, and that they should go to the firefighters and not run away and hide.
  • Practice your family escape plan from various rooms in your home. If your home has a second floor, consider purchasing escape ladders and help your children practice using them. Agree on where your family will meet once everyone is outside the house.
  • Install smoke alarms right outside sleeping areas and on each level of your home.
  • Change the smoke alarm batteries twice a year and vacuum the filter, since dust can render detectors useless.
  • Test the alarms once a month. Encourage children to help with these tests so they are familiar with the sound of the alarms. Remind them what they should do whenever they hear that sound.

 

 

 

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Post time: Mar-13-2018
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