Philadelphia Fire Department's KidZone!

Course #1: Gentry's Safety Suggestions


Use a fireplace screen!

Every fireplace should have a fireplace screen to keep careless fingers away, and to keep the fire safely contained.

Have adults Who Smoke Take It Outside!

If there are smokers in your household, they should take their smoking outside! It's healthier for everyone, and it's also far less likely to cause fires at home. Most home fires are caused by careless smoking.

No grilling indoors!

Grilling should be done outdoors, on the ground floor, and at least 3 feet away from any sheltered area or building.

Check, and check again!

Check your smoke alarm batteries once a month.

Inspect the heating system before it starts getting cold.

Keep your room clear of clutter, and fires will have less to burn and less chance to spread.