Safety Tips for Kids

Learn how to report a fire or other emergency!

If there is a fire or someone is hurt, you need help! To reach the Fire Department or an ambulance you can call the 911 emergency number. Here’s how:

  • First, make sure you know the address where you are calling from.
  • Dial the numbers 9-1-1.
  • When the dispatcher answers, say, “I want to report a fire (or an accident or other emergencies)”.
  • Give the address.
  • Listen carefully for any questions.
  • Don’t hang up until the dispatcher says it’s OK.

Safety at home

  • Make sure your family has a plan for getting out of the house in case of fire! Have fire drills to practice getting out if fire blocks the doors.
  • Don’t play in the kitchen when food is being cooked! If you are a meal time helper, make sure you know how to use utensils safely.
  • Leave cords and electrical outlets alone.
  • Eat only food! Many things in boxes and bottles, like cleaning chemicals, are poisons!
  • Don’t tell anyone if you are home alone.
  • Let only people you know come into your house. Don’t open the door to strangers.
  • Memorize your own telephone number and address so you will know it in the case of an emergency.

Bike Safety

  • Make sure your bike has safety reflectors on the front and back.
  • Don’t take off the chain guard -it keeps your clothes from tangling in the chain.
  • Always keep both hands on the handlebars when you are riding.
  • Wear a helmet to protect your head if you fall.
  • Only one person to a bike!