I was talking this evening with some other adults about the importance of fire drills for young children and making sure they (the children) know what to do in case of a fire — at home, at school, at church, wherever they might spend a lot of time.
Even if you don’t actually practice a fire drill at home, I know many parents don’t, it is still very important that children know what to do in case of fire. Do your children know where to go and what to do if there is a fire in your home?
You should have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your house and in each bedroom.
You should have a working fire extinguisher in the kitchen and on each floor of your house.
You should have a working carbon monoxide detector on each floor and near all bedrooms. Make sure the carbon monoxide detector is installed according to manufacturer instructions, paying special attention to how far it is from carbon monoxide creating appliances (anything that burns natural gas or wood).
Are you prepared?
- Carbon monoxide detectors: They’re the law (who knew?) (sfgate.com)
- New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Homes (yubanet.com)
- What are the symptoms of CO poisoning? (zocdoc.com)