Fire and Burn Prevention for Teachers

Did you know…

  • Fires and burns are the #5 cause of injury-related death to children in the United States?
  • Over 300 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries each day and 2 children die as a result of being burned?
  • 47% of children who died from fires or burns were aged 4 and under?

Use these safety tips to help protect children in your care from fire and burns:

  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters, but to get out quickly and call for help from another location.
  • Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out in the case of fire.
  • Demonstrate how to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch fire.
  • Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
  • Teach children the nature of fire. It is FAST, HOT, DARK and DEADLY.

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