It's finally starting to feel a little like fall, with some cooler weather, you'll probably be turning the heat on pretty soon. So it's a good time to think about safety. It's Fire Prevention Week, most kids hear all about in school this week, but an even better idea to do a little homework yourself. It just might save lives. Yours.
Start with the National Fire Prevention Association. They're the folks who bring us Sparky, the firedog. That, and lots of information. Things us grownups need to know, and do, and can do with the kids. Like come up with a plan to get out of the house if there's smoke. The site offers a plan. Plus a list of the things to look for to make sure your house is as safe as can be, and things your kids can learn to get a head start on fire safety.
It's not all serious business. Sparky has email cards to send, several games kids can play, something for all ages, and there's a lesson in every one, from safety around the kitchen to how to get out of the house if there's a fire. On more grown up topics, there are some, literally, lifesaving suggestions. Tips on smoke alarms, home escape plans, and the kinds of things you probably already have around the house that can be really dangerous for you and your kids.