Fire safety tips for kids
Last updated 10/9/2008 at Noon
As National Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, now is an ideal time to talk to kids about how to avoid causing fires as well as how to keep safe should a fire occur.
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) offers these tips. Children should:
1. Never touch matches, candles or lighters, and make sure to tell an adult immediately if they see matches or a lighter in a room.
2. Not cook alone.
3. Remind parents to turn pot handles toward the center of the stove.
4. Never stick anything in an electric socket.
5. Never hang anything on a lamp, heater or radiator.
6. Always let an...
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