Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

by admin on September 11, 2017

Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.escape plan

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Poster Contest – Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited to create a poster to teach their peers about the imporance of having a home escape plan.  There are two chances to win prizes this year! Students may enter the Fire Prevention Poster Contest, Home Escape Plan Challenge, or both.

Here’s this year’s Fire Prevention Week key messages:

  • Draw a map of your home (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

For more on Fire Prevention Week, including videos, activities, history, and more, visit www.firepreventionweek.org and www.sparky.org.


Who is watching the pool?

by admin on June 17, 2017

Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group

CIG Water Watcher tag 2017

When you host or attend a backyard pool party, who is watching the kids in the pool?  If the yard is full of adults, it may feel like someone must be keeping an eye on the pool, but that is not the case.  Adults are busy talking, eating, and having fun at the party.  Make sure kids are actively supervised at all times by choosing a Water Watcher. A Water Watcher is a responsible adult who agrees to watch the kids in the water without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time (such as 15-minutes), the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult, who is responsible for the active supervision.

Download and print your own Safe Kids Water Watcher card here in English, or here in Spanish.  You can also order Water Watcher cards from the Pool Safely campaign here.

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento thanks the new Roseville, CA office of Capital Insurance Group for sponsoring lanyards for Water Watcher cards at our summer 2017 events.



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