Being a working parent is never easy. But the stress becomes even more extreme when you leave your child at home alone for the first time. In fact, you are bound to do some extra worrying the first few times. But, there are certain fire safety precautions that you can take to ensure that your child is always safe, especially when you are not there. Here are some fire safety tips to create a safe environment for your child and reduce some of that parental guilt.
Functional and Working Smoke Detectors
After school, most children are ready for some snacks. As a result, they may reach for the microwave or stove to heat some yummy stuff up. A working fire alarm system will be the first line of defense if anything should go wrong. In fact, one of the most effective ways to protect your children in case of a fire in your home is with a properly working and maintained fire alarm system.
Keep a List of Contacts
Having a key list of people and telephone numbers is a wonderful way to ensure that your child knows who to call in case of an emergency when they are home alone. In fact, posting this list somewhere you know your child can find it in the event of an emergency increases the safety of your child.
Have Flashlights On-Hand
Being proactive is always the best way to handle leaving your kid alone at home. In fact, with flashlights, you can make the experience fun. Let your kid know where the flashlights are located. Be sure to practice turning them on and off with your child. Also, make sure that the batteries are fresh so that in the event of an emergency your child doesn’t freak out that the flashlight isn’t working.
Create an Emergency Plan
This is a great way to ensure your child understands the importance of safety when they are home by themselves. In fact, having your children help with creating the emergency plan allows them to be part of the entire process, giving them more opportunity to be successful in the event of an emergency. Practice the emergency plan with your children. This way, they’ll know exactly what to do in case there’s a fire, or other emergency pr f they get hurt. Ideally, you’ll write the plan down and make sure that all your children know exactly where to locate the written plan if they need a refresher.
Practice Fire Safety with Anderson Fire Protection
Anderson Fire Protection has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property upgrade to the latest smart smoke detectors. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and consulting, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online. For more fire safety tips to help keep your property safe, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.