CHILD SAFETY SEATS
- Help your parents places smoke alarms on every floor of your home.
- Never play with matches, lighters or candles.
- Be very careful around fireplaces, heaters and electrical appliances.
- If you find matches or lighters, tell a grownup.
- Always ask an adult to help you cook.
- Know two ways out of every room.
- Help to plan and practice a family escape plan.
- Post emergency numbers near the phone.
IN CASE OF A FIRE
- Don't hide in closets or under the bed.
- Stay low and go - even if that means crawling out.
- Don't be afraid of firefighters.
- Once your outside, don't go back in.
- Meet your family in the place where you planned.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
Fires can be loud, burn very fast, and smoke can make a room very dark.
That's why good escape plans help you get out quickly.
Here's how to help your family with an escape plan:
- Try to find at least two ways out from every room in your home.
- Every way needs to be planned and practiced with grownups.
- Remember to stay low and go.
- Before opening a door in a fire, feel it first. If it's hot, there may be fire on the other side. Do not open the door. Try to get out another way.
- Pick an easy-to-remember, safe place outside to meet your family after you get out.
- Call 9-1-1 or the emergency number from a neighbor's place.
- Stay outside no matter what. Don't go back in for anything!
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