The 3 P's of Fire Safety
One of the best ways to protect your kids safety from a Greeley area home fire is to teach them about fire prevention. As part of your efforts, cover basics such as these three Ps of safety:
Prepare – This step focuses on reducing the risk of fire damage situations
Prevent – This step includes teaching your children about getting out safely
Practice – This final step covers conducting fire drills and overall fire safety habits
You should also include a fire escape plan in these efforts.
Prepare Your Home
There are several situations that are common to just about any home, and many of these could easily lead to fire damage, such as overloading electrical outlets, leaving lit candles unattended, setting clutter near a hot stove, neglecting old and damaged wiring, and using old appliances. When you involve your children in this first step of fire prevention, the whole family is safer.
Prevent Injuries During Fire
This part of the plan should include discussions about not playing with matches or lighters but telling an adult about them if they find them laying around. Teach your children the Stop, Drop, Roll technique in the event their clothing is on fire. Talk about never going back into a building that is on fire. Teach children that fire damage cleanup is not their responsibility.
There are many resources available for kids safety practices and fire prevention habits. If you talk with fire and smoke damage restoration professionals about fire cleanup, ask them for further advice. Consistently review the three Ps of fire safety to protect your family from harm.
Practice Fire Escape Plans
Establish a fire escape plan and for your kids safety and run drills regularly. These drills should include what to do if the primary escape route is blocked. During these drills, watch out for things such as clutter in the hall. Take time to practice how children should escape if their doorknob is hot, signaling to them that it is not safe to open their bedroom door. Discuss the importance of remaining low to the ground, so they do not inhale smoke while exiting.
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is standing by 24/7/365 to help you deal with fire damage and our professionals are ready to help clean and restore your home “Like it never even happened.”
If you do experience fire damage, SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 970-353-1388.