The importance of fire safety should be instilled in children early in life. Below are a few fire prevention tips for parents as they teach their kids to respect and be aware of fire.
Educate your kids about flammable materials. Children playing with flammable objects around hot stoves, ovens, or irons will increase the chance of a fire. Plastics, paper, and fabric are examples of some flammable materials that children should be aware of.
Prepare a backup plan for kids in case of a fire. Explain why any clutter on the staircase or in the hallway poses a potential fire hazard, inhibiting their ability to escape should a fire occur. There should be several escape routes that allow easy access to all doors in the home including the basement.
Explain the consequences of starting a fire. This talk should elaborate on what can happen to their valuable possessions and people they love in the event of a fire.
Fire safety should be explained early to increase awareness for children as their curiosity peaks. These three tips should help children learn about the dangers of fire and, at the same time, stress the importance of having a strategy for the protection of everyone in the family.