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Always be aware of possible fire hazards in your home, and keep these tips in mind:
Tips for using appliances, cords, and outlets:
Before plugging in your space heater, make sure you know how to use it safely:
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States. A fire can start from:
Tips for using the stove:
According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), cigarettes are the No. 1 cause of fire deaths in the United States and Canada, killing about 1,000 people per year. Most fires start when ashes or butts fall into couches and chairs.
If you smoke:
Playing with matches is still the leading cause of fire-related deaths and injuries for kids younger than 5.
Tips for using candles:
Having smoke alarms may be the most important thing you can do to keep your family safe.
Tips for using smoke alarms:
Being prepared is the best way to protect your family from a fire. Knowing the rules of fire prevention can save lives.
Find out how to prevent – and be ready for – a fire in your home.
Burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns – especially scalds from hot water and liquids – are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here’s how to protect kids from burns.
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your heating and cooling elements, smoke detectors, and electrical systems. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.
Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here’s what to do if your child is burned.
You can be a big help when someone is hurt or in danger. How? By dialing 911. Find out more in this article for kids.
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your kitchen. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Fireworks safety starts with the manufacturer, but it ends with you! Read these tips on handling fireworks safely and have a blast on the Fourth!
Before your family celebrates a holiday, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
One of your most important tasks as a parent is finding a qualified babysitter. Here are some essential tips on choosing and instructing a babysitter.
Fireworks are cool to watch, but it’s best to let the professionals set them off. Find out more in this article for kids.
It’s scary to think about a fire happening at your house. But you can fight the fear – and prepare yourself – by learning the right way to handle a fire emergency. Find out more.
Make the holidays fun and healthy by learning how to protect your kids from these common hazards.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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