Fire Safety for Children

  • Prepare an evacuation plan and practice it with your children.
  • Supervise young children closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods of time.
  • Keep matches and lighters in secured drawers or cabinets.
  • Teach you child proper stove protocol. Do not let them use the stove or oven unsupervised.
  • Show your children how to crawl low on the floor in order to stay below the smoke.
  • Teach you children to drop and roll on the ground in case their clothes ever catch fire.
  • Teach your children the nature of fire. It is hot, fast and extremely dangerous.
  • Inspect your house for evidence of children playing with matches or lighters.
  • Teach your children to inform you when they find matches or lighters.
  • Teach your children where the emergency numbers are kept and how to use them in the event of a fire.
  • Having a smoke detector greatly improves your chances of surviving a fire and remember to practice a home escape plan with you family.