Fire safety – it’s about the little ones too

    Now that the snow is melting, and the temperatures are warming up, it’s time to think about spring and drier days.  But, with drier days, we can also expect times when the climate is so dry that fire hazards could occur.  But, the threat of fire damage can happen year-round.

    Whenever we think of fire issues, the first thing we think of is fire extinguishers, a first-aid kit and other basics.  However, we also need to think of the children.

    Many of us have – or know someone who has – little kids.  The ones that still need to be taught about fire safety.  It’s not just about teaching them to “not touch the hot stove.”  There are many other things involved.

    The U.S. Fire Administration gives several tips that will help your little ones to stay safe.  The main thing is to plan ahead.  You don’t want to experience a fire without knowing what to do first.  Make sure you have more than one escape route.

    As for materials that can get hot – yes, there is the stove.  Keep the kids, at least, three feet away when it’s on.

    But, it’s also about keeping things out of reach.  Make sure everything is locked up high.  Kids can be curious and explore areas that they, previously, could not reach.  That’s why it isn’t enough to keep things in high places.  Make sure you lock up cupboards and other areas that contain hazardous materials.  This includes matches, lighters and other hazardous materials such as cleaning materials and insect repellants.

    The Powell Group invites everyone to make sure all the little ones you know stay safe.

     

    Use these fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to keep your family safe
    Use these fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to keep your family safe
    Keep your children safe
    Keep your children safe

     

     

     

    (Pictures used from FEMA firesafekids.org)

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