Be Prepared for Fire Safety Month

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Did you know that October is Fire Safety Month?  Have you gotten prepared?  Since we moved into our new house, we had yet to create a fire plan with the children.  It was something we had talked about doing but had yet to follow through.  Having a plan without taking the action to follow through does no good.  So this month, we decided it was time to take action!

Even though we have gone over fire safety with the children in the past, having refresher courses often is a must.  I want them to be prepared if a fire emergency ever arises.

fire safety month window escape

We spent time discussing what to do if a fire were to break out and they couldn’t exit the house through a door.  It may be something scary to consider, but it happens and I want them to be prepared.  Have you ever asked your child what they could use to break the glass of a window?  You might be quite surprised by the answers you will hear.  I sure was!  But it also gave me a chance to discuss real ways they could get out their window, what types of objects they could use that would really break the glass with and why they shouldn’t be afraid to jump out.

fire safety month door escape

We spent time covering how to determine if they should open a door they didn’t know if there was a fire on the other side.  They laughed initially about how silly it was to not touch the door knob but once I explained why, they were quick to understand.

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We even had our own little fire chief who came to put out our pretend fires.  You can download a fire safety tips sheet here to create a plan with your own family.

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Motivated by Energizer’s® Change Your Clock Change Your Battery™ campaign, we are challenging you to adopt a simple life-saving habit, when you change the time on your clocks on Nov. 1, change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Having working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half.  They provide an early warning and those critical extra seconds to escape. On average, families have less than 3 minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire.

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We all pull our clocks off the wall on November 1st to change our time, it only makes sense to change our batteries!  Why not talk to your children.  Explain the importance of keeping them updated and they will keep you accountable!  We often teach them to follow the rules and they love it when they can remind us to “follow the rules” too.  Why not make it a rule in your house, when the time changes, so do all the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.  The goal is to change our behavior and save lives!

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The kids had a great time changing out our Energizer® MAX® batteries that we picked up at Target so we can be prepared.

Learn more about Energizer® MAX® batteries and share an idea you use to help teach your child about fire safety in your home.

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