Resources for Parents

Picture of Sparky the fire dog cooking with headline "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" Opens in new windowWe want to thank you for taking the time to teach your children fire safety. Teaching children about fire helps them understand the importance of being safe and preventing injury. On the NFPA's Sparky the Fire Dog website, you will find many helpful worksheets, videos and activities. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram for activities and tips during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4th-10th). Remember to have fun this week and be fire smart!   

Below are some tips and items we recommend going over as a family:

  1. Smoke alarms - What sound do they make and what to do when one goes off. Test all smoke alarms and make sure the battery works. 
  2. Get out and stay out - Don’t worry about toys or pets, most important thing is making sure you get outside. 
  3. Escape plan - Have two ways out of every room (window/door). Make and practice an escape plan.
  4. Family meeting place - Have a designated spot that your family will meet in case of a fire. An example would be the neighbor’s tree. 
  5. Report an emergency - Go over when to call 911. Know what to tell the dispatch operator. 
  6. Kitchen Safety - Stay 3 feet away from hot items in the kitchen. 
  7. Stop, Drop, and Roll - If your clothes catch fire, don’t run! Stop, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out. 
  8. Matches and lighters - Tell an adult if you find matches or lighters! Don't play with them.