It’s never too early to begin educating your children on the importance of fire safety. Because fires can start and spread so quickly, it is incredibly important that all members of your household understand how to react appropriately in the case of an emergency. While you may worry that teaching your children about fire safety will scare them, it doesn’t have to be that way. By offering age-appropriate information, you can help ensure that your children will be appropriately equipped if anything ever goes wrong.
Fire Safety for Kids
Fire safety is important at every age
in 2013, more than 300 children died in home fires and 80% of all deaths related to fires happen at home. Once a fire alarm sounds, you may have as little as 2 minutes to get your family out to safety.
How to teach your kids about fire safety
- Ensure you have working fire alarms. A properly installed fire alarm can reduce the likelihood of fire-related deaths by 50%, so be sure to check your batteries regularly and install one on every level of your home and in every room in which someone sleeps. Teach your children the importance of paying attention when they hear a smoke alarm goes off: They should be taught to “get low and get out” when they hear an alarm sounds.
- Teach your children never to play with matches or lighters. Many children are fascinated by fire but things can quickly get dangerously out of hand.
- Create a fire safety plan and practice routinely to ensure everyone thoroughly knows the drill.
- Be sure your children know the importance of blowing out candles when there are no adults in a room. Candles should never be left unattended
By teaching your children these fire safety basics, they will be better prepared to respond quickly and smartly in case an emergency arises.
Biles Fire Protection Services is Here to Help
No matter your fire protection needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.