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Help Your Child Survive a Fire

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Image is of a fire damaged home, soot SERVPRO recommends taking precautions to help protect and educate your child in the event of a fire.

Fires are devastating events, but you can take precautions to help protect and educate your child.

Smoke Detectors  

  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and inside bedrooms
  • Routinely check that each alarm is working properly
  • Replace batteries at least once a year (a good reminder for those that practice Daylight Savings Time is to change the batteries every time you Fall back and Spring ahead) - always install a new battery if the alarm chirps or indicates the battery is low
  • Teach your children what your smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear one

Escape Plans

  • Ensure that all members of your household know at least two ways to escape from every room and where to meet up outside
  • Practice your escape plan
  • Make sure everyone knows how to call 911
  • Emphasize 'Get Out, Stay Out' - only professional firefighters should enter a building on fire, even if other family members, pets, or prized possessions are inside

The American Red Cross has more information and safety tips - https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/fire-safety-for-kids.html

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