“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.”
Over the past few months, I’ve shared Make Safe Happen with you. It’s a program dedicated to reducing accidental injury – the leading cause of death for children. It’s goal is to give parents, caregivers and children the tools and resources to make homes safer. In this series of posts, I’ve talked about child safety, water safety and poison prevention. Today we’re going to talk about the importance of fire safety.
We’re into the colder months of the year and with that comes the highest chances of home fires. The goal of this post today is to inspire everyone to be safe and prepared in the event of a fire-related home emergency.
As a teacher, I can tell you that we practice a fire drill every month. My students know the plan, where to go and what to do. As a mom, I can honestly tell you that we did not have a fire safety plan at home until I started getting this post prepared.
Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home?
What happens when that smoke alarm goes off?
This week is fire prevention week and National Home Fire Drill Day is this Saturday, October 15th. Families across the country are encouraged to create a fire escape route and practice fire drills, ensuring that American families – especially children – know the escape plan and are prepared in the event of a home fire.
I’m asking you to join me in participating in National Fire Drill Day this weekend. Here is what you can do:
If you need some help with what to do or how to lead a fire drill, download the Make Safe Happen App.