Fire Safety By: Ansley Hart Joshua Maurer Lindsey Walker
Need to Know • If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. • Never go back inside a burning building. • Space heaters need space. • Install smoke detectors • Matches/Lighters are tools, not toys. • Avoid plugging in multiple appliances into the same electrical socket.
Nice to Know • If you or a student/child gets a small burn run cold water over the burn for 10 minutes. -Never use butter, grease or ice. -If skin blisters or is charred see a doctor. • Cook Carefully -Try to not wear really baggy/lose clothing when cooking. -Put your hair up -Turn pot handles inward so you or your child can’t bump into them. - Enforce a kid free zone when cooking in the kitchen -If a fire occurs when cooking with grease, put a lid over the pan to smother the flames and turn the heat off.
Fire Safety Checklist • Electrical cords are in good condition • Appliances and lights are plugged into separate electrical outlets. • All smoke alarms work properly • All escape routes are clear of clutter and easily accessible. • The stovetop is free of things that can catch fire such as curtains. • Space heaters are off when no one is around them or at home. • The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter. • A grown-up always stays in the kitchen whenever food is cooking. • All extension cords are used safely. • Space heaters are 3 feet away from anything that can burn. • The furnace has been inspected in the past year. • The chimney has been inspected and cleaned in the past year.
Sparky Sparky is a Dalmatian that has his own websites for kids to learn about fire safety. www.Sparky.org/#/Sparky On his site are several different games related to fire safety including a baseball game, matching game, etc. There are also plenty of different activities for children to do that will help them become more fire aware, while entertaining them at the same time.
References • Sparky.org/#/sparky • http://www.rvcfire.org/opencms/functions/prevention/SafetyTips/TopTen.html • http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/big-kids/at-home/fire-prevention.html?gclid=CJvf0unI0qwCFQpb7Aodv2mmaw • http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1867&itemID=44071&URL=Research/Fire%20statistics/Printable%20fact%20sheets