Activity 5: Just In Case

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Children see disasters in television and movies. Identifying possible reasons and routes for evacuating a home or apartment helps your child be prepared in case of an emergency.

Health & Safety: Activity 5

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Children see disasters in television and movies. Identifying possible reasons and routes for evacuating a home or apartment helps your child be prepared in case of an emergency.

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Fire, earthquake, intruder, and bomb drills are standard procedure in schools. Children will learn the proper way to evacuate and where to gather. They will learn to remain calm and know the actions to take when they hear sirens or bells, which let them know to evacuate.

Activity: Just in Case

Point to and explain the purpose of a smoke detector to your child. Push the test button so that your child becomes familiar with the sound. With your child, plan how to get out of your house based on different situations—fire while you are asleep in a bedroom, fire upstairs, or fire in the kitchen. Choose a place for your family to meet after the evacuation. Practice following the plan.

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