FIRE safety tips

CHILDREN of Fire offer these tips on how to ensure safety in your home, especially during winter:

CHILDREN of Fire offer these tips on how to ensure safety in your home, especially during winter:

l Do not leave your child alone;

l Turn off all heating devices when you go to bed;

l Buy a fire extinguisher for your home and get it serviced properly every year;

l Turn pot handles away from the edge of stoves and ensure children cannot reach the kettle cord;

lIf you use a gas stove get it serviced once a year;

l Do not use an electric hot plate as a heater;

l Do not take a brazier (imbawula) inside a shack;

l Do not use candles directly stuck on a table top;

lTeach children to give their address and how to phone for help;

l If you employ a child minder, pay for her to go on a first-aid course.

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