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How to teach kids about fire safety

People take every precaution necessary to ensure that their households are protected from every possible danger, most especially a fire. But how do parents teach children at an early age the importance of fire safety?

LPG label Solane offers these tips on teaching children fire safety.

It is every parent’s responsibility to teach their kids about fire safety 
Don’t let them play with flammable materials

A good way to keep children from accidentally starting a fire is not to let them play with objects that may cause a spark. Make sure all lighters and matches are out of their reach. More importantly, make them understand that even if these items are within reach, they are not toys and they should not play with them.

Keep hazards away from them

Kids are naturally curious and will want to explore whatever they find interesting, thus it is best that you don’t keep any hazards within their reach. Advise them to avoid playing with anything electrical, such as sockets and wires.

Teach them what to do when a fire breaks out

Make sure your kids know where the fire exits and extinguishers are, as well as the sound of the fire alarms. Map an escape route, mark all possible exits for every room in the house and make sure the children have them memorized. In case of a fire, identify a meeting point outside your home. Tell the children to remain in that place once they are out of danger so you would know where everybody is and would not have to worry about someone being left behind.

Remind children never to play with flammable materials and anything electrical, such as sockets and wires. 
Remind them the basic things to do in case of fire

Show children how to stop, drop, and roll to extinguish the flames. Teach them to stay low and close to the ground where there is less smoke when they are inside a room filled with fumes, and to crawl their way to safety. Finally, remind them not to panic and run when their clothes catch fire to prevent the flames from spreading. 

Let them know the emergency numbers

Teach your kids how to dial the numbers for emergency services and to call for help in case of an emergency. Keep those numbers close to the telephone for easy access. And just as important, remind them to speak in a calm, clear voice when talking on the phone to avoid confusion.

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