Fire Safety

Children:

  • Don’t play with matches or lighters.
  • Dial 911 if there is a fire at your home from a neighbors house.
  • Once you leave your home do not go back inside.
  • Stop, Drop and Roll if your clothes catch on fire.
  • Always check to see if a door is hot before opening it (Do not touch the door knob).
  • Make sure your parents test the smoke alarm every month.
  • Make sure that you have a fire escape plan and practice it.
  • Don’t hide from firefighters if you are trapped inside, they are there to help you.
  • Have your parents take you to visit your local fire department.

 

  • Don’t play with matches or lighters.
  • Dial 911 if there is a fire at your home from a neighbors house.
  • Once you leave your home do not go back inside.
  • Stop, Drop and Roll if your clothes catch on fire.
  • Always check to see if a door is hot before opening it (Do not touch the door knob).
  • Make sure your parents test the smoke alarm every month.
  • Make sure that you have a fire escape plan and practice it.
  • Don’t hide from firefighters if you are trapped inside, they are there to help you.
  • Have your parents take you to visit your local fire department.

 

Parents:

  • Supervise your children closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods of time.
  • Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
  • Develop a home fire escape plan, practice it with your children and designate a meeting place outside.
  • Teach children the nature of fire. It is Fast, Hot, Dark, and Deadly.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters, but to get out quickly and call for help from another location.
  • Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out in the case of a fire.
  • Demonstrate how to stop, drop and roll if their clothes are on fire.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level in your home.
  • Familiarize children with the sound of your smoke alarm.
  • Test the smoke alarm monthly and replace the battery at least once a year.
  • Supervise your children closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods of time.
  • Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
  • Develop a home fire escape plan, practice it with your children and designate a meeting place outside.
  • Teach children the nature of fire. It is Fast, Hot, Dark, and Deadly.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters, but to get out quickly and call for help from another location.
  • Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out in the case of a fire.
  • Demonstrate how to stop, drop and roll if their clothes are on fire.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level in your home.
  • Familiarize children with the sound of your smoke alarm.
  • Test the smoke alarm monthly and replace the battery at least once a year.