Have you educated your kids about fire safety? Do you know how to talk about fire safety with your kids?
Here are a few tips:
-Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
-Have your children tell you when they find matches and lighters.
-Develop a home fire escape plan. Practice it with your children and designate a meeting place outside.
-Supervise young children closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods of time.
-Take the mystery out of fire by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
-Teach children the nature of fire. It is FAST, HOT, DARK and DEADLY!
-Demonstrate how to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch fire.
-Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out in the case of fire.
-Teach children not to hide from firefighters, but to get out quickly and call for help.