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Fire Safety for Children

Tips for Fire Safety - Children

Preventing Fire & Burn

  • Stay away from anything that is hot.
  • Keep a safe distance from boiling water and hot oils.
  • Check the temperature of hot beverages before drinking.
  • Keep a safe distance from cooking area.

Safety around Electrical Appliances

  • Use electrical appliances only after asking your parents.
  • Do not use electrical appliances if your hands, cloths or shoes are wet.
  • If you see frayed wires or cords, do not touch them. Tell a parent immediately. 
  • Do not stick finger, toys or other objects into an electrical outlet.
  • Avoid overloading electric sockets as it may cause overheating and result in a fire.

Firecracker Safety

  • Use a long stick to light a firecracker.
  • Light a firecracker at an arm’s length.
  • Wait for an Adult before lighting firecrackers. 
  • Wear fitted cotton clothes that do not catch fire easily when lighting firecrackers.
  • It is not safe to re-light firecracker that did not ignite the first time. 
  • Find an open area away from trees and homes before lighting a firecracker.
  • Keep a bucket of sand or water nearby when lighting firecrackers in case there is a fire.

Safety around Open Flames

  • Keep burning candles and oil lamps away from furniture, bedding, curtains, carpet books, and other flammable items and decorations.
  • Stay away from matchsticks and lighters. 
  • Remember to blow out candles and turn off oil lamps before going to sleep.

Safety in Fire Emergency

  • Never go back inside a burning house, once you are out, stay out!
  • If there is a lot of smoke and it is difficult to see, get low and crawl out of the house as quickly as possible. 
  • If you are in a building which is on fire, use the stairs and not the elevator or lift to exit.
  • Know the emergency contact numbers of the fire brigade (101) and ambulance (108) in Pune.