Fire & Life Safety for Children

Window Safety

According to SafeKids Worldwide, 8 children under the age of 5 died, and over 3000 children had severe injuries due to a window fall. 

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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.  

 

 

Find more information at:

https://www.safekids.org/tip/falls-prevention-tips

© 2016 by Maryland Life Safety Information Exchange.

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