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Teach your children about the dangers of fire

Galveston County Daily News, November 10, 2010

In their Keeping Kids Healthy column, UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly urge parents to teach their children about the dangers of fire. “In the same way we prepare for hurricanes, families need to prepare a detailed escape plan in case of fire in different areas of the house. Draw a diagram of your house, including windows and doors, and plan two routes of escape out of each room. Teach children how to feel doors with the back of the hand to see if they are hot and never to open a hot door. Make a plan for the abilities of each member of the family — especially those who may be able to escape on their own. Teach children how to crawl under the smoke to reduce smoke inhalation, and how to drop and roll if their clothes catch on fire.”




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