Smoke alarms, home fire escape planning tips for children

13 years ago

    The National Fire Protection Association offers the following advice for children.
    • If there is a fire in your home, there will be smoke.
    • A smoke alarm will let you know there is a fire.
    • A smoke alarm makes a loud noise – beep, beep, beep.
    • When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
    • Go to your family outside meeting place.
    • When you go home today, be a smoke alarm detective
    • Ask a grown-up to show you where the smoke alarms are in your home.
    • Ask a grown-up to test the smoke alarms to make sure they are working.
    • Be a home fire escape planner.
    • Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
    • Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
    • Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
    • Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home.
    • Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday.