Monday, December 5, 2016

Fire Safety For Kids & Families

  1.      In the event of a fire in or near your home, we here at AoHV want your family to be educated on what to do in the event this crisis could happen to you. Here are the top tips to prevent, plan and practice fire safety.
  1. ---Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area and check them often.
  2. ---Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
  3. ---Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape. The kids will love it. 
  4. ---Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.
  5. ---Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended. This will also ensure that they do not get hurt or burned as well.
  6. ---Blow out candles before you leave the room, travel or before you go to sleep. Always watch out for any kind of sparking lights or wires, dried out Christmas trees or appliances that seem too hot.
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