1. Develop a home fire escape plan
*Plan two ways out of every room
*Plan a safe way to the ground from a second storey or higher.
*Make sure your family knows your meeting place outside your home.
*Teach children not to hide when they hear the smoke alarm, but to start the escape plan.
*Remind children never to go back inside until a parent or firefighter says it's "SAFE".
2. Conduct a home fire drill
*Practise your plan your plan by having home fire drill at least twice a year.
*Children must practise using both exits.
*If the room is filled with smoke, teach children to crawl to the nearest exit.
3. Teach your children not to play with matches and lighters
*Teach children to tell a grown-up when they find matches and lighters.
*Keep matches, lighters and other smoking materials high on a shelf or in a locked cupboard.