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Thank you to Reese and Keri from Houston, Texas who recommended this link with Home Fire Safety Guides and Educational resources:
Special thanks to Carrie who used our Floor Plan printable for her new babysitter. She wanted to pass on this link which includes which emergency numbers to have on hand for babysitters: https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/emergency-numbers-to-have/
Thank you to Bri from Vermont, USA, for recommending this site for more Fire Safety Basics.
Print out my Fire Safety: Family Brainstorm Worksheet and as a family discuss fire prevention writing the ideas on the worksheet.
FIRE SAFETY POSTER:
Using your Fire Safety Family Brainstorm Worksheet from above have your child choose one idea to draw a poster for. Help your child write out a message on the poster if he/she needs the assistance. Some ideas to consider could include: Never Play With Matches, Stop Drop and Roll, Test Smoke Detectors, Fall and Crawl, Don’t Hide Go Outside, Put Out Your Camp Fire, Get Low and Go, 9-11 For a Fire Emergency.
Lots of thanks to Maria from Walnut, CA for emailing us lots of links to some super safety resources:
As well, thanks to Brenda from Washington State, whose after school program found this webpage with “A Parents Guide to First Aid” -
October is Fire Safety Month but any time of year is a good time to review Fire Safety and Prevention.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least twice a year. A good way to help remember to do this is to change your batteries when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time
— when you spring forward or fall back.
Thank you to Claire, who used this Theme Day to help her apply for a Summer Camp counselor position. She recommends this Guide to First Aid.
A big thank you to 12-year old aspiring EMT and present-day scout Peyton for suggesting this link to a guide to first aid safety for kids.
Best of luck on earning your first aid badge!
ESCAPE ROUTE PLAN:
Print out my Fire Safety: Escape Plan Worksheet (printing out a page for each level of your house if necessary) and together draw a floor plan of your house/apartment. Be sure to mark where doors and windows are as well as fire detectors. Then discuss and draw arrows representing two ways out of each room in your home. Lastly, fill in the space at the bottom that asks where your outside meeting place is. Afterwards you can go to each room and practice your escape plan.
A big thank you to Paul from the UK for sending us this link to Preventing Fires at Home: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=i%2Ffire-prevention-guide
Safety at Halloween!
Thank you, Louisa for suggesting this helpful link to a Child Safety Resource Guide.
Thank you to Sidney for recommending this link to Fire Prevention Tips.
CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS:
Walk around your home with your child and test to see that each smoke detector is working properly. Change the batteries if you need to as well.
Thank you to Karen from Chapel Hill, NC for recommending this article on Keeping Your Family Safe.
It's always a good idea to have a list of emergency numbers on hand. Use this Printable to fill in phone numbers to leave with your babysitter next time you go out! Emergency Numbers For Babysitters Printable
Here are some links more suited for the adults in your family, from Lisa from Grandville, Michigan:
INSTALL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:
It's a good idea to install fire extinguishers throughout your house. We put one in our kitchen pantry and in our garage.
I’ve had a lot of emails from great people from all over who have recommended many super sites for our Fire Safety Theme Day.
I love hearing from everyone! Thank you so much!
Thank you to Sara, aged 11, from California (who wants to be a nurse) for recommending this First Aid Resource Guide: http://onlinenursing.regiscollege.edu/first-aid-resource-guide/.
Thank you to former Volunteer fire fighter Tom for providing us with this link of fire safety tips: https://www.clevelandhomeshd.com/fire-safety-tips.php
Thanks to Alexa (aged 10) from El Paso County, Colorado for recommending this webpage with excellent ideas on Home Improvements to Prevent Kitchen Fires and thank you Veronika for emailing it to us.