Safety – Fire
It is always a wise time to sit down with your family and review fire safety and prevention.
Children and Fire
Children under the age of 4 are at a higher risk of fire-related injury and death. Educate your children!
- Involve them in creating an escape plan for your family…and practice it together as a unit.
- Discuss the dangers of fire.
- Teach them about smoke alarms.
- Talk about fire risks for each room: kitchen, bedroom, and living room.
Fire Safety Techniques from the U.S. Fire Administration
Purchase a smoke alarm for every level of your home. If you already have smoke alarms, test them monthly. 43% of home fires deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. (www.firesafety.gov)
Use electrical appliances wisely. Do not overcrowd circuits. If cords are frayed, sparking or giving off a smell, unplug the appliance immediately and get it fixed.
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/ The U.S. Fire Administration website; it has helpful information and statistics about fire prevention and safety.
http://www.firesafetyforkids.org/ A website built specifically for children with games, videos, blogs and more.
The best way to survive a fire is to prevent one!