Do you like helping out in the kitchen and cooking up tasty snacks for your friends and family? Cooking can be lots of fun, but it’s important that kids know how to be safe in the kitchen. These tips can help you figure out what you’re old enough to do on your own — and when it’s time to ask an adult for help.
The risk of fire increases as we head into the cooler months. The National Safety Council asks each of us to take a few moments to prevent fires in our homes. Make your family safer by completing a home fire safety checklist and identifying fire risks in your home.
Steps to prevent fires
- Have properly working smoke alarms
- Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and change the batteries at least once a year
- Place smoke alarms on each floor of your home and in each bedroom
- Plan a family escape route and practice it once a month
- Install a home sprinkler system
- Place fire extinguishers throughout your home and make sure everyone in the house knows how to use them
Additional fire prevention tools:
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