Injury Prevention

Fire Safety

Teach your child about fire prevention as early as possible. Make it clear that fire safety is not a game but serious business. Here are some basic fire safety tips for all families to remember.

  • Practice fire drills with the entire family.
  • Teach your child how to stop, drop and roll (drop to the ground and roll back and forth) if clothing catches fire.
  • Show your child where emergency exits are located in the home, and teach him how to crawl on the ground toward an exit to avoid smoke inhalation.
  • Show older children where emergency rope or chain ladders are kept, and teach them how to use them.
  • Teach your child never to play with matches. Store matches in the refrigerator or another cool place that is out of your child’s reach.
Last Update
January 29, 2008
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Last Update
January 29, 2008