I have been thinking lately about how I have never really told my daughter about fire safety. Of course we have spoken about matches and the fire in the braai, but what about a fire in the house, or even when she is out somewhere else. I came across these tips and thought they were a good idea to share here.
Things to Teach Your Kids about Fire Safety
-If there is smoke, get low. Crawl, not walk!
-Use your hand on the wall to guide you toward the door as you crawl.
-Don’t hide! This is very common, apparently.
-If you need to open a door, use the back of your hand to feel if it is hot. If it is, then don’t open it! Try to get out of a window instead.
-If smoke is coming under the door, roll up a towel or clothing item to put across the bottom.
-If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop, and roll to help put it out.
-Don’t be scared of fireman! In the smoke (or out of it) fireman can appear scary. Visiting a fire station nearby and letting your kids see the firemen in full gear is a great idea.
-Do not go back for anything. Not toys, stuffed animals, banks, pets! Let the fireman handle going back into the house if necessary!