How You Can Keep Safe in a Fire, Tips You May Not Know
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, which takes place on October 9-15th, we put together a list of fire safety tips. The theme for this year is, "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm".
If a fire starts in your home, you may have less than two minutes to get out. Read through some fire safety tips from The American Red Cross below:
- Talk to your family about a fire escape plan and practice the plan at least twice a year.
- Test all smoke alarms once a month. Be sure to change the batteries if needed.
- If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT of your house and STAY OUT. CALL for help immediately.
- Every level of your home and all bedrooms should have a working fire alarms.
- Anything than can catch fire should be at least three feet away from space heaters.
- Never smoke in bed.
- Keep matches and lighters away from children.
- Talk to your children regularly about the dangers of fire.
- Portable heaters should be turned off when you go to sleep or you leave the room.
Want more fire safety tips? Check out what we found from Safekids.org:
- Make sure you escape plan includes two ways of every room
- Teach children to stay low and go if there is smoke
- Help children practice feeling the door, doorknob and cracks around the door with the back of your hand to see if they are too hot
- Choose a meeting place outside the home that is a safe distance from the house.