Posted on 11/1/2017 4:27 PM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
When it comes to fire safety, younger children need to be taught differently, based on their ways of thinking. Unsurprisingly, many children are fascinated with fire, and providing a fire safety lesson a must. Here are a few points to include in your lesson:
Teach kids never to play with matches, lighters or fireworks/sparklers: These things must always be supervised by an adult. It is important they know playing with these items can be dangerous and cause devastating loss to property and even people.
Make them aware of fire alarms: By pushing the “test” button on your fire alarm, your children will be aware of what your home’s fire alarm sounds like, and how to respond to one when there’s really a fire. Teach them to get low and get out. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.
Create a family plan: Practice drills with your children and help them remember what to do as a family if there were to ever be a fire ...