SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr Teaching KIds Fire Safety Tips
"According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 49,300 fires are caused each year by playing with fire, most of these by children. It's important to teach fire safety tips to kids to prevent fires from happening and for your children to be able to protect themselves."
1. Don't play with matches or lighters
2. Run extinguished matches under water before discarding
This is so that paper in the trash doesn't accidentally ignite.
3. When leaving a room or your house never leave candles or incense burning and turn off space heaters
4. Don't over-plug
Teach your children not to plug too many devices into a single outlet, extension cord or power strip.
5. Don't play near fireplaces or stoves
6. Keep flammable objects away from the stove
7. Develop and practice an escape plan
Make sure your children know what to do in the event of a fire. Map out a plan and practice it with them so they'll know what to do in an emergency.
8. Get low, get out
Teach them about the dangers of smoke as well as fire, and make sure they know to crawl to safety.
9. Stop, drop, and roll
If you or your clothes catch fire, this is the classic technique to extinguishing yourself.
10. Never hide in closets or under beds
Hiding can cause your child to trap themselves.
11. Leave your belongings
It is important for kids to know to leave everything and get out.
12. Don't use the elevator
Using an elevator is dangerous and could break down trapping you.
13. Once in a safe place, call 911
Get outside THAN call 911.
14. (For parents) Fireproof your home
15. (For parents) Talk to your kids about fire safety
Of all the fire safety tips for kids, the most important one is actually for the parents. Teach your children about fire safety and what they can do to prevent fires. The more they know, the less likely they are to cause an accident
SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr