Fire Safety

10 Fire Safety Rules  


  1. Don’t play with matches and lighters.  If you see matches or a lighter where you can reach them, don’t touch them.  Go and tell a grown up right away.



  1. Ask your parents to install smoke detectors.  Smoke detectors can save lives.  Ask your parents to show you where each one is located.



  1. Remind your parents to test your smoke detectors and change batteries. 



  1. When the fire alarm makes piercing sound, it means danger, and everyone must escape quickly.



  1. In case of fire:  Don’t Hide, Go Outside!  

Fires are scary, but you should NEVER hide in closets or under beds when there is a fire.



  1. To escape during a fire; Fall & Crawl.

It is easier to breath in a fire if you stay low while getting out.   Use the back of your hand to test if a door is hot before you open it.  If it is hot, try to use another way out.



  1. If your clothes are on fire; Stop, Drop, and Roll until the fire is out.

Shout for help, but don’t run.  Running makes fire burn faster.



  1. Have an escape plan and practice it with your family.  Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke.  Practices escaping by both routes to be sure windows are not stuck.



  1. Choose a meeting place outside, such as a big tree or somewhere safe, so you will know that everyone has gotten out safely.

NEVER go back into a burning building for any reason.  If someone is missing, tell the fire-fighters.  They have the clothing and equipment to safely rescue people.



10.  Know your emergency number.  Put stickers and magnets with emergency numbers on your refrigerator and every telephone in the house.  Put emergency number on your mobile phone.

If there is a fire at your house, choose one family member to leave your meeting place and call the fire department from a neighbour’s phone.

  • Never play with matches or lighters.

  • Never handle gasoline or other liquids that burn.

  • Always be careful around a stove, heater or open fire.

  • Don’t cook without an adult being present.

  • If something catches on fire, get adult help or call 999

  • Don’t hang up until you are told to do so; listen for instructions.




 Once again;  When there is Fire?

  • The first thing you need to do is stay low and leave the building immediately!

  • Don’t stop to take anything with you.

  • Never go back into a burning building.

  • Call 999 from a neighbours’ house.

  • Never attempt to put out a fire yourself, no matter how small it is!




  • If your friend’s clothes catch on fire, don’t let him or her run; yell, “Stop, Drop and Roll!”

  • Once they are down and rolling, you can use a rug, blanket, towel, or other heavy cloth to help put out the flames on their clothes.

  • Get adult help or call 999.

Don’t hang up until you are told to do so; listen for instructions.


  • Work with parents on a fire escape plan.

  • The plan should include who helps who gets out, and where to meet once outside.

  • Then practice the plan.

  • Household members with disabilities may need special help.

  • Alert others in the house to the emergency; yell “Fire”, bang on doors if you can.

  • Know two ways out of every room; one can be a window if you can open it by yourself.

  • Remember; the lights may not work during a fire. Know how to get out in the dark.

  • Don’t stop to take anything or to help pets.

  • Stay low if smoke is present; crawl if you must to stay out of smoke.






What should I know about Electrical Safety

Electricity can be dangerous:

  • Never put anything into an electrical outlet.

  • Never take apart or try to fix electrical things.

  • Tell a trusted adult immediately about any electrical appliance that starts smoking, smells funny, or makes sparks or funny noises; unplug it quickly if you can.

  • Don’t climb power poles or anything near a power line.

  • Don’t fly kites near power lines.

Don’t have anything that has a power cord near bathtubs, sinks, or puddles of water.



Fire Safety 4 Parents 


1.) Have a meeting place identified.

2.) Do home fire Drills.

3.) Have emergency numbers posted.

4.) Do regular smoke detector checks

5.) Keep it simple. Children learn when the rules are straight forward and easy to remember. If you have pre-schoolers, you may want to introduce just one or two of the rules at a time.

6.) Use teachable moments. Reinforce your discussions about fire safety whenever the topic arises — for example, when there is a fire in the news or in a book, or when you see a fire, ask your children what they would do if they were in that situation.

7.) Do it. Don’t just say it! Children learn by doing and by following your example. Make a game of practicing a fast escape from each room in your house, especially at night when most deadly fires occur.

8.) Know two ways out. Use a stopwatch and wait until everyone has gathered at your family’s designated meeting place before you stop the timer. Work together to set a family record.

9.) Repeat yourself. Children need to hear and do things over and over before they remember them. Practice your family’s escape plan 4 times every year.

10.) Don’t scare small children with too much responsibility. In a dangerous situation, it’s normal for 3-6 year olds to forget things they’ve learned. Make a game of practicing fire safety do they become very comfortable with all of the rules. Remind them to never hide. Go outside.



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