Fire Safety Tips for Parents
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Becoming a parent is one of the hardest and most rewarding things life has to offer. The first time you look into your child’s face, you experience so much love, pride, and also fear. Questions fill your mind- How do I change a diaper? What if my baby gets sick? Do I have what it takes to be a good mom or dad? You panic on the ride home from the hospital, feeling like the other cars on the road are traveling so fast and recklessly. Don’t they know your car is carrying precious cargo?! Then, you arrive home as a parent for the first time, and you think things like- Why hasn’t my baby stopped crying? Will I ever sleep again? What if the house catches fire?!
Let us help you with that last question. According to the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA, there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure that your home is as safe as possible, and you are prepared for a fire.
Fire Safety Tips for Parents:
Smoke Alarms: Smoke alarms give you an early warning of a fire. Your home needs working smoke alarms. Most children who die in fires live in homes without working smoke alarms.
Smoke Alarm Checklist- ask yourself if these statements are true in your home:
- You have smoke alarms on every level of your home.
- You have smoke alarms inside and outside of all the sleeping areas.
- All of your smoke alarms work.
- You test your smoke alarm each month.
- Your smoke alarms are less than 10 years old.
- Everyone knows the sound of the alarm.
Fire Escape Planning and Practice: In a fire, every second counts. Having a plan can save your life. Talk with your family about what to do if there is a fire. Know two ways out from each room. Know how you will get your baby out in an emergency.
Fire Escape Checklist- ask yourself if these statements are true in your home:
- You have a fire escape plan for your home.
- You know two ways out of every room.
- You know the best way to take your baby outside if there is a fire.
- You practice the plan with everyone who lives in your home at least twice a year.
- You have a meeting place outside.
- Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 from outside to report a fire.
- You know not to go back inside until the firefighters tell you it’s safe.
We may not be able to tell you why your baby hasn’t stopped crying or if you’ll ever sleep again, but we are experts in fire damage restoration. We hope that the above fire safety tips for parents will help you prevent and prepare for the possibility of a fire in your home. In the event that the unimaginable happens and a fire does occur, let the Fire Department do their job first, and then call the professionals at Joe Taylor Restoration. We are ready to respond to your fire emergency within 2 hours of your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our restoration technicians understand the need for quick response. When it comes to fire, smoke, and soot damage, urgent remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. Our professionals will utilize the latest technology to assess the damage, appropriate to the kind of fire that occurred, and get to work immediately on the recovery process. Our hope though, is that the fire safety tips for parents are effective, and that you can simply enjoy your new precious little one in a home filled with love.