Fire Safety for Kids


  • Don’t play with matches and lighters. If you find them, don’t touch them and go and tell a grown-up right away.
  • Remind your parents to test your smoke detectors every month. If you hear the smoke alarm, this sound means danger and you must escape quickly.
  • If there is a fire: don’t hide, go outside! Fires are scary but you should never hide in closets or under beds when there is a fire.
  • If your clothes are on fire stop, drop and roll until the fire is out. Shout for help, but don’t run. Running makes fire burn faster.
  • Have an escape plan and practice it with your family. Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • Fall and crawl to escape a fire. It is easier to breathe if you stay low.
  • Use the back of your hand to test if a door is hot before you open it. If it is hot, try to use another way out.
  • Go to your family’s meeting place outside. Never go back inside for any reason.

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