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3 Rules To Teach Kids About Fire Safety

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Young mixed race woman in white dress crawls on ground by trees destroyed by wildfire while covered in ashes Crawling to safety

Teach Your Kids The Following Tactics

When was the last time you practiced a fire drill in your Cheval, FL, home? Do you think that your family would know what to do? Kids safety is the main priority as a parent, so help prepare children for a fire by teaching them these three escape tactics.

1. Roll out of Bed
In a home fire, the temperature difference between the floor and ceiling of a room can be over a hundred degrees. Teach children to roll out of bed to limit their exposure to high temperatures and smoke inhalation. Kids should avoid sitting up and instead roll onto their stomachs and slide onto the floor next to the bed.

2. Stay Low to the Floor
Once on the floor, kids need to stay there. Practice your planned fire escape route with your children by crawling to safety. There are two types of crawls kids need to know. The first is to get down on their forearms and knees with their noses as close to the floor as possible. The second is very similar except that they flatten their legs so that they are as close to the ground as possible.

3. Check Doors
Another important step in ensuring kids safety during a fire is to teach them to check doors before they open them. Show children how to use the back of their hands to check if doors are hot to the touch. Hot doors should stay closed. Cool or warm doors can be opened using a shoulder, and if the kids can see fire or smoke rolls out of the door, they need to close it. Make sure to teach children to close doors behind them, too. Doing this helps slow the spread and prevents fire damage.
Kids safety is important to every parent. Having a plan with clear fire safety rules will make sure children can keep a cool head and get out when needed.

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