Importance of Fire Safety Home Protection

One of the most fulfilling, yet tiring, tasks in this world is parenting. This is the reason why I have a high regard for parents who know how to keep everything in balance. It is not easy keeping up with the pace at work and at the same time, fulfilling all the parenting obligations and duties. There are times when parents may want to give up because of all the demands they get from work and home. However, despite all of these, they still strive to survive and face every single day with a smile.

Fire safety is one of the most important thing of parenting. It is important that parents focus on keeping their children safe and sound all the time. They are the ones who are expected to provide the proper practices and procedures to prevent tragedy from happening. If you are a parent, then make sure that you know the right things to do to avoid fire accidents to happen in your home. 

As a parent, you have to watch for your fireplaces all the time. This is considered as a danger zone in your home. Aside from this, the matches, candles, lighters and fuels are also considered highly dangerous. Make sure that these things are out of reach for your children. This way, there is a high guarantee that they would not be able to play with the said items. Therefore, the chances of having fire problems or emergencies are lessened. Another thing to remember is that you must never leave your son or daughter on the fireplace.

Aside from keeping the said items out of their reach, you also need to be careful with how you use the materials in front of your children. Set as a good example. Never use the matches or lighters for entertainment purposes. You have to remember that children are very curious. They always want to try new activities. As a parent, it is your responsibility to remind them that playing with fire is not safe. Satisfy their curiosity by explaining to them the right things.

Never rely on your smoke alarms. It is highly recommended that you change the batteries for your alarms once a year. To be safe, these alarms must be installed in every level and room of your house. Most importantly, the rooms of your children must have the said fire alarms. Teach your sons and daughters the escape routes in case their are emergencies. By doing such, they can prepare themselves for whatever may happen. They will know where to go and how to get out of the house.

Appliances and electrical cords must also be taken into consideration. Make sure that the wiring is working properly. There must also be proper covers for your outlets so the kids won't be able to play with it. Correct light bulbs must also be used to avoid problems. Lastly, don't forget about the kitchen--burners and ovens, towels near flame and coffeemakers.

Most of all, make sure that you have the proper materials to prevent fire emergencies. You can try fire protection online fire extinguishers for your family's safety.

Algene C.

The author is currently taking up law who blogs on her free time.


  1. These are great tips for home protection you got here!


  2. i agree, kids are very curious on a lot of things. it pays to keep things organize and keep fire hazards away from kids.

  3. with the many fire problems especially during the month of march, this is indeed a good tips for every household.

  4. i always do cord checking. good thing we dont have kids at home :)

  5. this is so true :) esp during summer cause fire is apparent in our country!!

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