It's never to early to be per-paired for the worse, its always good to have a emergency plan, and teach your children the importance of being safe. Chuggington Fire Patrol is here to help little ones learn about staying safe in case of a fire. We hope no one ever has this happen but it the mean time plan ahead and teach younger ones to stay low, feel doors and get out safely and most important have a meeting spot.
My kids and I have a meet up spot and for teaching purposes on my end but for them thinking its fun we do a practice test once a month of ducking low, feeling doors and meeting in our safety spot, Sometimes we like to add a little drop and roll, to the drill also : ) the kids love this one.
Enjoy the new DVD with you little ones called Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue. You can also download this fun coloring sheet for the kids by clicking here.
In honor of “Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue Day,” and to help keep your family and young trainees safe all year-round, here are some important tips from Firechugger Asher and the National Fire Protection Association:
· Asher says, “Plan ahead!”
Create a home escape plan so every member of your family knows what to do and where to go if there’s a fire. Designate a meeting spot, such as a tree or mailbox, that’s a safe distance from the home. And practice your home fire drill both at night and during the day.
· Asher says, “Stop a fire before it starts!”
Keep matches and lighters out of sight and out of reach from children. Store them up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or drawer. It’s also important to teach kids that lighters and matches are tools for adults only and that they should tell a grown-up if they see these items lying around.
· Asher says, “Cool it in the kitchen!”
Always keep an eye on the stove while you’re cooking, and use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on. Create a “kid-free zone” around the stove as well as areas where hot food and drinks are prepared. And make sure to keep anything that can catch fire, including oven mitts and towels, away from hot appliances!
· Asher says, “Sound the alarm! “
Smoke detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Make sure to install smoke detectors on every floor of the home, especially inside and outside bedrooms. Don’t forget to test all smoke alarms at least once a month!
· Asher says, “Stay low and stay out! “
If, during a fire, you have to escape through smoke, get low, go under the smoke and close the doors behind you as you leave each room. It’s crucial to remind children that, once outside, they should never go back inside for anything, including pets or toys. It’s best to wait to call the fire department until you get outside and are a safe distance away from the fire.
Asher says, “Follow these blazin’ safety tips and you’ll be in control and ready to roll if there’s ever a fire.”
For more safety tips, visit: http://www.nfpa.org/
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