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Fire Safety Tips for Kids

National Fire Prevention Week 2009
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Burn Notice

  • Remind grown-ups to keep hot foods and liquids away from tables and counter edges so they cannot be pulled or knocked over.
  • Grown-ups should always be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, oven, irons, lamps, heaters.
  • Hot things can hurt you.  Stay away from hot things.

 

Just Right?

  • Remind grown-ups to test the water before placing children or themselves in the tub.

 

Cool a Burn

  • Treat a burn right away.  Put it in cool water for 3-5 minutes.  Cover with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Remind grown-ups that if the burn is bigger than your fist, or if you have any questions, to get medical help right away.

 

Safety in the Kitchen

  • Remind grown-ups to stay in the kitchen when cooking.  Keep things that can burn (potholders, towels, and paper) away from the stove.
  • Stay three feet away from the stove when a grown-up is cooking.

 

Electrical Check-Up

  • Help grown-ups check electrical cords to make sure they are not damaged.

 

Heating Reminders

  • Remind grown-ups to keep space heaters 3 feet from anything that can burn.
  • Grown-ups should always turn off space heaters every time they leave the room and before going to bed.
  • Remind grown-ups never to use an oven to heat your home.

 

Match and Lighter Safety

  • Tell a grown-up if you find matches or lighters.
  • Grown-ups should keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

 

Candle Caution

  • Remind grown-ups to put out lit candles when they leave a room.
  • Stay three feet away from burning candles.

 

Safety Smart Grown-up Reminders

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area.
  • Test smoke alarms once a month.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • Make a home fire escape plan with your family.
  • Find two ways out of every room and an outside meeting place.
  • Know the emergency number for your fire department (911).
  • Practice your escape plan twice a year.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside!
Last updated: 4/29/2010 11:47:54 AM