I just attended a lecture regarding fire safety, and I wondered how many families actually practice fire drills in their home? I learned about the difference between smoke detectors and heat detectors (never knew there was such a thing!), and the biggest thing I learned: if there is a fire in your home, it is no longer recommended to get down and crawl...there are toxic chemicals (from carpet, other plastics, etc) that are in the air towards the ground. We all know not to stand up (where the heat and smoke are) to escape, so the new thinking is: the best way to get out of your home uninjured is to keep your head at doorknob level.
I'm wondering what you do for fire safety in your home? Do you have smoke detectors in every room? Do you have heat detectors? Do you have a fire extinguisher? Do you have a plan and practice fire drills?
I have a 2 year old, and we were told to practice turning on the smoke detector in the middle of the night and practice getting out of the house in 1 minute. I think this would freak him out...what do you think??
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