Kids Playing With Fire Causes Fire Damage in Round Lake Beach?
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), playing with fire incidents causes $205 million in direct property damage each year. Our team in Northwest Lake County offers these tips from the NFPA for preventing children from playing with fire in Round Lake Beach:
- Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
- Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
- Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
- Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
- Establish clear rules and consequences for unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
- Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys, or children may imitate you.
- Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist the peer pressure to misuse fire.
- Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire
When your Round Lake beach home or business has fire damage, our local team in Northwest Lake County is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 224-372-7772.
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