Fire Safety for Kids
Fire Safety Checklist
- Prepare a home escape plan with two escape routes from each room and let your babysitters know about it.
- Remind your parents to test smoke alarm batteries whenever the clocks change.
- Don’t play with matches and lighters.
- Stay clear of the stove while adults are cooking.
- Never put your wet clothes, gloves or boots on a space heater.
What to Do if There’s a Fire
- Crawl low, below the smoke for the best air.
- Feel a door to see if it is hot before opening it.
- Never, ever go back into a burning building.
- Once you’re out – stay out!
Fire Safety Activity Booklet
This colourful booklet is available for free and teaches children about fire safety in a fun way. Pick one up at #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street.
How to cool a burn?
Cooling your skin after a burn helps reduce the pain and reduces the damage to the skin.
- Do NOT put butter, lotion or suntan cream on a burn because they will trap the heat in your skin.
- Run cool water over the burn area for 10-15 minutes.
- Tell an adult no matter how minor the burn may seem.
Equipment that Saves Lives
Even though firefighters can look strange in their gear, you should not hide from them during a fire emergency. Firefighters are there to help. It takes up more time if they have to look for you during a home fire. This can be very dangerous for everyone. Here is what a firefighter looks like on the job.
If there is a fire, if someone is badly hurt, or if you or someone else is in danger, you only have to dial 9-1-1 on your phone to get help from the fire department, police or ambulance.
Remember, dial 9-1-1 only if there is an emergency.
It’s important to stay calm on the phone. They will want to know:
- What kind of emergency it is (fire, ambulance, police)
- Your name
- Your address
- Your telephone number
- Anything else you can tell them about the emergency
Location and Mailing Address
#1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9
Administration Offices Business Hours:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)