There’s a brand new safety tip sheet now available on young firesetters. Children are naturally curious about the world, and fire is no exception. As kindergarteners and preschoolers are most likely to start these fires, probably by playing with matches or lighters, it’s important to talk to children about the dangers of fire.
Some of the tips included are:
- Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or container.
- Never leave matches or lighters in a bedroom or any place where children may go without supervision.
- Teach young children and school-age children to tell a grown-up if they see matches or lighters. Children need to understand that fire is difficult to control, it is fast and can hurt as soon as it touches you
For the rest of the safety tips, visit NFPA’s children playing with fire page.