In the event of a fire in your home, would your children know how to react? Would they know how to get out of the house as quickly as possible, and would they know what to do in case the closest exit was blocked by the fire? Teaching fire safety to your kids is of the utmost importance. It will prepare them for a fire and let them know exactly what to do if your family is ever forced to deal with the ordeal. Here are some tips for teaching your kids about fire safety:
Start by Showing Your Kids Where Your Home’s Fire Alarms are Located
Most adults have experience with fire alarms. They have either heard one go off at some point or tested one out themselves. But many kids have never been subjected to a fire alarm. So, when one goes off, they often get scared and don’t know what to do next. By showing your kids where your home’s fire alarms or smoke detectors are located and then testing one with them, it will familiarize them with how they work.
Show Your Kids Exactly What to do if a Fire Ever Starts
Unfortunately, many kids don’t know what to do when a fire starts in their home. Their first instinct is usually to try and run through or around it. You can give your kids the confidence to safely maneuver around a fire by teaching them the stop, drop, and roll method and running through different scenarios with them. This will allow them to practice fleeing from a fire on their own.
Set Up a Fire Escape Plan for Your Kids
If a fire ever starts in your home, you will probably respond by trying to locate your kids so that you can escort them outside. But what if you’re not around or you aren’t able to find them? You should have a fire escape plan set up that shows your kids where they should go if a fire starts based on which room they’re in. You should also set up a place to meet outside so that you can all account for one another.
It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about fire safety. It’s also never too early to invest in fire alarms and smoke detectors for your home that will protect you and your family. Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Co can set you up with the fire alarms you need. Contact us today for more information about the services we can offer to you. Davis-Ulmer is the premier full-service fire protection contractor for New York and surrounding areas.