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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