Fire Safety Tips for Children?
- Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
- Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
- It is natural for young children to be curious and ask questions about fire, play with fire trucks, or pretend to cook. Use these opportunities to teach them about fire safety.
- Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
- Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. Teach them to tell a grownup when they find lighters or matches.
- Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
- Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner
- Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media?
- Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire
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