Being #GFFD Smart means having an escape plan in case of a fire. Families should plan and then practice with everyone in their home.
The department will be reminded to keep escape routes and hallways clear of clutter and how important it is to designate a meeting place outside.
- Designate at least three square feet around the stovetop and oven into which children are not allowed to enter. Consider marking this area off with masking tape to create a visual reminder.
- Always turn pot and panhandles so they don’t hang off the counter or stovetop. This helps prevent a child from accidentally bumping into or pulling down a hot pot or pan.
- Store snacks or anything else a child may be attracted to far away from the stovetop and oven.
- Do not leave potholders, towels or tablecloths hanging from an oven door handle or countertops as infants, toddlers and pets may pull on them.
- Teach children which appliances get hot and why they should never touch them. This includes not touching any electrical wires.
- Remind children that if a fire breaks out in the kitchen they should get an adult or call 911 and never attempt to put the fire out with water.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors with a roaring fire, gooey s’mores and a night sky full of stars. But that wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. Smokey needs your help preventing wildfires so more families like yours can enjoy this experience in beautiful forests, other wildlands, and even your backyard, for years to come. That’s why it’s important to learn how to be safe with your campfire.
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