The United States Fire Administration and the Sterling Heights Fire Department wants everyone to focus on all aspects of fire safety and to incorporate safe practices on fire use and awareness into everyone’s daily lives.
Key Fire Safety Points
In teaching children fire safety, key points should include:
Never touch matches, lighters, or candles
Never cook alone
Never stick anything into an electrical outlet
Have a home escape plan (and practice)
Find two ways to exit every room in your home
Know how to stop, drop, and roll
Make sure every house has working smoke alarms especially near bedrooms
Change smoke alarm batteries annually
For more safety tips, the National Fire Protection Association has put together tips sheets on fire and life safety topics, available in multiple languages. Check out the variety of topics.
Educational Fire Safety Materials
The Sterling Heights Fire Department has provided the following educational fire safety materials: