Fire Safety Month
October is National Fire Safety Month. Now is a great time to talk about what to do in case of a fire. Even the youngest child needs to be introduced to some basic information:
Stop... Drop... and Roll!
Tell an adult if matches or a lighter is found.
Discuss how to get out of the house in the event of a fire. (We don't want those kiddos to think that hiding under the bed or inside a closet is safe.)
Dial 911 in an emergency.
As a family, check the batteries in your smoke detectors. Make sure everyone knows what the smoke detector sounds like when it goes off.
Your library has some wonderful books and movies about safety in all sorts of situations, including fire safety. Maybe one of these will help in your family discussions.
Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart About Fire (DVD j 628.9 TIMON A FIRE)
Staying Safe Around Fire by Lucia Raatma (j 628.9 RAATMA)
Fireboy to the Rescue: A Fire Safety Book by Edward Miller (j 628.9 MILLER)
Just for fun, don't forget the books about firefighters and fire trucks.
Fire Trucks In Action by Mari Schuh (j 628.9 SCHUH)
Fire Engines by Anne Rockwell (jj ROCKWEL)
Flashing Fire Engines by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker (jj MITTON)
Fire Truck by Peter Sis (jj SIS)
Fire Fighter Piggywiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox (jj FOX)