Would your child know what to do if he woke to smoke and flames?
Good morning, here is your checklist for tomorrow–a very important day! It’s Bonus Room cleaning and our annual fire prevention and fire plan check up day. Do your children know what to do if they wake during the night to smoke and flames? Do you have fully charged and appropriately rated fire extinguishers in each bedroom that houses a person old enough and capable enough to use one? Are your smoke detectors up to snuff? What about your carbon monoxide detectors?
The number of people dying in fires in the United States is steadily dropping thanks to preventative measures like these. This weekend, review your fire plan with your children. Review exactly what they are to do. Teach them NOT to hide under beds or in closets, as children often do. They think if they can’t see the fire, it can’t get them. Don’t skip this. You just never know when it might be your family.
Last year I learned that my 5-year-old grandson was terrified of how we would escape our second floor bedrooms. It was causing him nightmares after his school did their “Stop-Drop-And Roll” day. He was very relieved to learn that we had fire escape ladders for the windows when we reviewed our plan. He’s slept soundly ever since.
If you have bedrooms on a 2nd or 3rd floor, check these Amazon links out. They are a one time expense–typically under $50 and could save the lives of your entire family. I’m glad we have ours! And so is Max.
Here’s your list! Have a wonderful weekend!
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