Chelmsford's Fire Fighters Teach Kids About Fire Safety
October is National Fire Safety and Prevention Month, and the Chelmsford Fire Department invited kids from the community to learn more about fire safety in an open house sponsored by Papa Gino's.
The month of October is dedicated to National Fire Safety and Prevention, and in honor of that, the Chelmsford Fire Department held an open house on Sunday to teach hundreds of local kids about fire safety sponsored by Papa Gino's
If you couldn't make it to the open house, here are five more fire safety tips for you and your kids.
- Install a smoke detector in every floor of your home and if possible, in all sleeping rooms. Be sure to perform a monthly test of your existing smoke detectors throughout the year.
- Make sure there is space around your heater and that window curtains or other flammable materials aren’t touching the heater.
- Create a family escape plan from your home in case of a fire. Everyone in your home should know at least two ways out of each room. Also, be sure to have a meeting place outside your home.
- Don’t smoke in your home. If you do, never leave burning cigarettes unattended and don’t empty burning or hot ashes in a trash can.
- When cooking, keep anything that can catch on fire away from the stove including potholders, towels, long loose-fitting sleeves, etc. Also, never leave cooking food unattended and keep pot handles turned in when on the stove.
TELL US: What are your fire safety tips? What is the most useful thing you have taught your family about preparing for a fire?