Teach Your Children These Fire Safety Tips
It is a proven fact that educating your children on fire safety can make a lifesaving difference.
There are hundreds of stories nationwide of how children who were taught fire safety were able to save themselves during fire emergencies. When children are taught a fire escape plan and fire safety, they remain calm when a fire happens because they know what to expect and what action to take.
Fire safety and prevention takes a team effort, so it is imperative that parents sit down with their children to discuss the fires of danger and to make a plan of action.
Here are a few at home fire safety tips for parents to teach their children:
- Draw a map of your home.
- Show all doors and windows.
- Visit each room.
- Find two ways out.
- All windows and doors should open easily.
- You should be able to use them to get outside.
- Make sure your home has smoke alarms.
- Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
- Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home.
- Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
- Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
- Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
- Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
- Practice your home fire drill.
If you have suffered fire damage to your home in Stark County please call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600 or visit our website at: www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information about our services.