There can be many possible causes of fires. Child care providers need to know ways to prevent fires as well as what to do in the event of a fire. Fires can engulf a building in a matter of minutes so having a plan to get children out safely is important.
Before a Fire
Make sure a fire escape plan is part of your emergency plan
Practice regular evacuation drills
Make sure your smoke detectors are in working order and tested regularly
Teach children what to do when they hear a smoke alarm
Maintain clear exit paths through hallways and stairwells
Be sure that all doors are unlocked from the inside and will open if needed
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