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Tips to Help Children Escape a House Fire

9/1/2019 (Permalink)

2 fire extinguishers If a family with children is living at a residence, the kids' safety is a top priority.

Fire damage caused by a home fire in Delray Beach, FL may be disastrous for a homeowner and residents. Professionals who specialize in fire damage cleanup can repair a home, but lives cannot be replaced. Learning about fire safety, how to survive a fire, and how to escape a home that is burning are critical. Providing children with education about how to escape a house fire may save a child’s life in an emergency. Here are three tips to help children learn to escape a residential fire.

1. Make an Emergency Plan and Practice It with Children
Coming up with an evacuation plan is vital for a family. It may be a good idea to design an emergency fire escape plan and practice it with kids. An evacuation plan may include showing a child how to crawl along a floor to avoid intense heat and smoke, as well as identifying all exits from a house. According to “Global Children’s Fund” – an organization designed to protect children – teaching a child how to identify a fire by touching doors and using certain techniques of crawling can be helpful. Conducting regular home fire drills can help to prepare children and adults for an actual emergency.

2. Consider Owning a Fire Escape Ladder
For children who are old enough to use it, a fire escape ladder may be incredibly beneficial for kids' safety. A fire ladder – which can be deployed from an upper level window – can assist with evacuating. Having “test runs” with this device may be important as well.

3. Consistently Monitor Fire Alarms
It is vital to monitor and test smoke detectors on a regular basis. Ensuring that a detector in a child’s room is properly working can save his or her life.
Fire cleanup may take some time after a blaze. However, if kids' safety is prioritized, and if children and all residents are safe after a fire, a family can move forward together and rebuild.Visit https://www.SERVPROdelraybeach.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration for more information on fire and smoke damage restoration. 

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