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Does Your Child Know How To Escape a House Fire?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Young mixed race woman in white dress crawls on ground by trees destroyed by wildfire while covered in ashes Crawling out from a fire

Home Fire Safety Information

Most schools in Concord, MO, teach kids safety instructions to use in an emergency, such as creating a family house fire plan. When kids bring home fire safety information from school, take the opportunity to teach them how to call 911 and designate an outdoor meeting spot. Make sure children also know how to exit rooms during a home fire.

Roll Out of Bed
If a fire happens while children are in bed, they should not stand up. During a fire, temperatures can vary by a few hundred degrees between the bed and ceiling. Teach kids how to roll out of bed. First, roll to the edge of the bed until the head is hanging off the side of the bed and facing the floor. Next, reach down to the floor with the hand closest to the side of the bed. Then, gently lower to the floor.

Crawl To the Door
Even young children can learn to crawl to the door if they pretend to be an animal. Drop down on all fours and put forearms on the floor. Keep the nose to the floor just like a dog smelling something on the ground. If the heat is too intense to remain on all fours, slither like a snake with legs flat on the floor, using forearms to pull the body to the door.

Test the Door
Teach the kids safety in exiting the room by testing a closed door. Before opening the door, feel it with the back of a hand. Is it hot? Do not open the door; find another way out. If the door feels cool or slightly warm, put one shoulder against the door and slowly open it. If fire or smoke comes in, close the door, and find another exit.
Giving your kid's safety information, such as a fire escape plan, is important. One resource for planning is Ready.gov.Taking the time to plan will empower your children to make good decisions in an emergency in Concord, MO. Keeping the number of a fire restoration company in your phone will ensure it's handy if the need ever arises.

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