During Fire Safety Week, it is a great time to take the opportunity to speak to your children about fire safety. During an alarming time like a fire, it may be the nature of the child to panic. It is important to speak with your children about immediate actions in the case of a fire, prepare and practice a family escape plan, and the precautions that are taking place throughout the home. Increasing your child’s knowledge of fire safety will help decrease the chances of them panicking in the case of a home fire.
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Kid friendly activities and information has been created using a website sparky. org The website has dedicated itself to educating young children on fire safety and focuses on topics such as: smoke alarms and their sounds, all about firefighters, and how to evacuate a burning house safely. There are 4 fire safety tips for kids to understand in the case of a fire:
1. Get up and walk- don’t run!
2. Know two exits for every room
3. Get out quickly
4. Go to your families outside meeting place
This fun video below is a great tool for teaching young children these four rules for reacting to and escaping a house fire.
Each family should have an evacuation plan in the case of a fire and it is important to regularly practice this plan. Don’t have an escape plan? Click the link below for steps to creating a personalized plan.
How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan
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