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.
- 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!