Education: Smoke alarms
Resources to explain to children the importance of smoke alarms, how to look after them and use them.
Beep tells us how important smoke alarms are in your home and how to look after them and make sure they're working.
Hello my name is Beep and I work for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Our firefighters are really busy at the moment so we need you to help keep yourself and others safe. The way you can do this, is to look at this presentation and complete the tasks I made for you. I'd also like you to tell your grown-ups, your family and your friends everything that you will have learnt and tell them what they should be doing to keep safe at home and in the garden. Thank you, and have fun learning.
Smoke alarms are very important, they can help save your life if a fire starts. Check where your smoke alarms are and see if you have enough. A smoke alarm should be fitted on the ceiling of each level of your home, in the hall and at the top of the stairs. The more alarms you have, the safer you'll be.
Do not put smoke alarms in or near kitchens or bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off. You need to look after your smoke alarms so they are always working. Make sure you tell your grown-ups what to do. If there is a battery change the battery every year. Test your smoke alarms once a month, they should beep if they are working. Vacuum your alarms once every six months to remove dust. Whoa that tickles!
Firefighters have to do a lot of reading before they can tackle a fire or know how to keep people safe. You've just done the same as the firefighters by looking at the presentation and learning about smoke alarms. Now, you can have a look at worksheet one all about smoke alarms, and practice what you have learned. Have fun and I'll see you later.