Facts about Fire that will Encourage You to Teach Fire Safety to Your Kids
Unfortunately for a lot of people, they find out the hard way that educating kids on fire safety is very important. Even so, a lot of parents don’t feel the immediate need to teach fire safety to their kids. You shouldn’t commit the same mistake. If for some reason you don’t want to teach fire safety to your kids, read on to know some facts about fires in the US. These will encourage and scare you into teaching fire safety.
A Fire Department Responds to a Fire Call every 25 Seconds
Think about it. In less than half a minute right now, a fire department will rush to a fire call with all sirens blaring. After less than half a minute, another fire department will respond to another call.
If you’re going to think about it, your city’s fire department could be answering to your call for help. Don’t let this happen.
In every Minute or So, One Structure Fire is Reported
Every 65 seconds in the US, a structure fire is reported. These structures include buildings and yes, homes. It shouldn’t surprise you that home fires are reported regularly. Just look around you to see the many ways a fire can start.
These many ways can be caused by your kids. They can play with the stove. They can light a match. They can bump a candle. These things can happen if you don’t educate them on fire safety.
An Injury Due to Fire is Reported every 33 Minutes
Injuries due to fires can have lifetime effects. Fires can easily take down structures like homes. Can you imagine how damaging a fire can be to an individual especially to someone as small as your kids?
The injury could be minor or major. They can burn their hand on a burning candle. It may be a minor injury, but why risk it?
A Death Caused by Fire is Reported every 162 Minutes
While injuries can heal, there’s no going back from death. Sadly, a death caused by fire is reported every 162 minutes. This means that every 162 minutes, someone loses a loved one. You wouldn’t want to go through this experience, especially with your kids.
This is why it’s important that you teach them fire safety. Fires can be very devastating but if you follow specific tips and teach them to your kids, you can drastically avoid deaths caused by fires.
For starters, everyone in your family should know the stop, drop and roll technique. There should also be a fire escape plan in your household and everyone in your family, including your kids, should be aware of it.
Follow these Fire Safety Tips
It’s now time for you to know some very important fire safety tips. Master them so you can teach fire safety to your kids. Teach your kids to handle fire with care and you can ensure their safety.