Although it is always extremely important for children to know the dangers of playing with/being involved in a fire, it is vital parents review these hazards with their children before the summer months when they are out engaging in activities without constant parental supervision. Children should not only be informed of the devastating effects which can be brought about by a fire, but should review basic fire safety rules and escape routes. Children prepared to act quickly in case of a fire are less likely to sustain any injuries during an emergency; therefore preparation is key. A few helpful tips to take into consideration include:
• Teaching children to stop, drop and roll in the event of an emergency
• Demonstrate to children the proper escape route should they need to exit the house in a hurry
• Keep matches or open flames out of reach of young children
• Install smoke detectors throughout the house, particularly outside of bedrooms
It is important to regularly review fire safety tips with children to ensure they are readily prepared to act in the event of an emergency. Maintaining working fire alarms and warning devices will not only help protect against the effects of a fire, but will provide individuals with a sense of ease.
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