This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the PreK12 Plaza.
However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Call me a helicopter mom because I am always on the look out for danger both inside our home and outside in the world. Safety is a top priority for me. Fire Safety is at the top of my list all year round but it really came full swing when we had a recent scare in our home.
It was 6:30 in the morning when I woke up to smoke in our home. Within seconds the fire alarm was going off. I jumped up, grabbed the baby and started to run. My toddler who is an early riser was either already up or the alarm woke her. I opened her door and she immediately said “Mommy fire. Down. Get out!” I grabbed her too and we headed downstairs. There was smoke in the house but no fire that I could see. I yelled out for my husband and he came running to the door in a daze. Then it hit him and he ran to the kitchen. You see he fell asleep on the sofa with a pot on the stove after coming in from work. I was so scared but thankfully the house wasn’t actually on fire. The alarm went off before the smoke affected us as well.
In all of this, I was proud of my two year old for remember what we taught her about fire and fire safety. She is still so young so of course she doesn’t know all the details but she understands to do some basic things immediately. Do your kids know what to do in the event of a fire?
The summer season brings more outdoor activities that involve fire such as barbecues, fireworks and camp fires. We keep the kids away from all of those things but that doesn’t mean we don’t make them aware nor does it mean the potential for fires inside the home goes away.
So how do you keep your family safe and prepared if there is a fire?
Memorize and sing the Fire Safety song with your children to ensure a #SafeSummer both outdoors and indoors.
Teach your children all about Fire Safety with this tips:
Fire Safety Part 1
- Have a fire escape plan
- Place working smoke alarms on every floor and change batteries every six months
- Designate a person and a backup to secure young children
Fire Safety Part 2
- Practice stay low and go
- Learn to check for hot door handles
I learned more tips about Fire Safety and you can too by reading and downloading the Fire Safety for Families guide from PreK12 Plaza.
How have you taught fire safety to your children? Share your tips with us.