Amy Lebeau

Smoke alarms are important: having children play an active role

Blog Post created by Amy Lebeau Employee on Jan 18, 2013

It is cold and snowy here in New England. Here is a great indoor activity to do with your kids. I can't stress how important it is to have your children play an active role in your family's fire safety. Most of us go ahead and test our smoke alarms once a month (I know you all do) but by having kids walk around the home with you, it makes them aware of:

1. where the smoke alarms are in the home

2. what they sound like 

3. it opens the door for a casual conversation about what they should do if the smoke alarm does sound.

My five year-old has a blast everytime we press that test button. Do you make testing smoke alarms in your home a family affair?