Fire & Life Safety for Children
According to SafeKids Worldwide, 8 children under the age of 5 died, and over 3000 children had severe injuries due to a window fall.
Here are some tips to avoid window falls:
Install window guards and stops so that the window does not open more than four inches. Be sure that an emerge release device is included in case of fire.
Once guards are installed, be sure to implement them into your family's home fire escape plan.
If windows have the capability, open them from the top, so that the opening is out of reach for children.
Keep windows locked when not being used.
Move furniture away from windows to help prevent children from climbing the furniture and falling out the window.
In the event that your child falls from a window and is severely injured, do not move them, as they could have a spinal injury. Instead, call 911 immediately and wait for medical professionals to arrive.
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