Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fire Safety with Children

I love a home with a real fire whether it has gas fires or electric fires I think it’s make it cosier.

However with a fire comes great responsibility, according to Directgov Fire is one of the most common causes of accidental death or injury.  Of course with a gas fire you must also be careful about carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some things to bear in mind when it comes to fires and children
  • Make sure it is fitted correctly but someone who is qualified.  Direct Fires only used full trained installers
  • Keep the room well ventilated and have a carbon monoxide detector
  • Never leave a young child in a room with a fire on their own
  • Use a fire guard where possible
  • Talk to young children about fire safety
  • Teach children fire instructions including what to do if they find a fire, how to call 999 and teach them their address
  • Install a smoke alarm
  • Make sure matches and lighters are out of children’s reach
  • Cover empty plug sockets

Fire safety is a serious subject and should be priority in any home.

How have you taught your child about fire safety?

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  1. Great advice.

    My brother is a fireman so we are well aware of this. Nursery was surprised that Ruby was the only one who knew to call 999 if there was a fire - most kids said call for Fireman Sam!

    I'd also add it's important to have a family emergency plan. Know who gets which child if there's a fire in the night, how to get out, where window and door keys are etc and practice it. x


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