Does FEMA Offer Fire Safety Handouts for Children?

Does FEMA Offer Fire Safety Handouts for Children?

Does FEMA Offer Fire Safety Handouts for Children?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a home fire fact sheet specifically targeted to children. The document can be printed or downloaded from the FEMA website. FEMA's U.S. Fire Administration also offers fire safety outreach materials for parents, teachers and caregivers.

Before a fire occurs, FEMA advises that a family develop a fire escape plan and maintain working smoke alarms. Every room should have two escape paths, every floor should have a smoke alarm, and families should practice their escape plan twice a year.

FEMA offers several other disaster fact sheets for children. Topics include earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and blackouts. The agency strongly urges that families build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan as part of the family's disaster preparedness plan.