Fire Prevention Week 2023 Campaign – Get Your Children Involved
Since 1922 the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Agency) has been educating America about the dangers of home fires.
After all, it only takes a few seconds for a house fire to spread. That is why it is so essential to teach your children about fire safety. If you are a parent or a teacher, please take a few moments to read these tips from Fire Prevention Week and share them with your children and students.
This month, the NFPA has chosen the following theme for the awareness campaign…
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
By using rhymes, they hope that this slogan will be easy for children to remember.
Notice what the website has to say about the directions given in the slogan.
- “LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
- “LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
- “LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Furthermore, they have given Sparky the Fire Dog® a new friend named Simon. He will help Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to children all over the country.
Fire Safety Lessons For Your Children
Children under five are in the category for highest risk of death or injury during a fire. That is why it is very important to teach your children while they are young. Children are naturally curious. That is why many will play with matches or the stove knobs in the kitchen. The sooner you begin to teach them the better.
But how do you do this?
Talk to your kids about fire prevention week
Thankfully, you are not alone in asking this question. The NFPA has videos, safety sheets, and coloring sheets for young children. We encourage all of you parents to take the time to talk to your kids about fire safety. If fire prevention week as passed already, talk anyway ASAP. Simply put, don’t wait and put it off until next year. It could save their life one day... Or yours.