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Kids Playing with Fire Cause Fire Damage in Riverside Terrace Chino Home?

9/26/2023 (Permalink)

A room in a house shows extensive smoke and soot damage. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Bernardino County.

Kids are curious about everything, including fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year children “playing” with fire are responsible for causing injuries and millions of dollars in damage. Our local Chino/Chino Hills team responds to fire damage emergencies every year in Riverside Terrace Chino, and offers these tips from the NFPA for preventing children from playing with fire:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
  • Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys or children may imitate you.
  • Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist peer pressure to misuse fire.
  • Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire

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