If you use propane appliances in your home, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that everyone in the house – including your children – knows what to do in a emergency. But how do you make propane safety lessons “stick” so that children will remember what to do when it matters most?
The key, according to the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) – is to make learning about propane safety fun. The good news is that PERC has put together some helpful materials for that.
Family Propane Safety Resources
Here are some ideas from our friends at PERC:
Make your child a “Safety Ranger” –Use this checklist to teach your kids which appliances in your West Virginia or western Maryland home use propane, along with essentials like where to find gas and CO2 detectors, what propane smells like, and more.
Make a “family meeting place” sign – Designate a spot a safe distance from your home where your family will meet in an emergency, then let your children make a sign for it. You can make your own, or you can use this template.
Hold a propane leak safety drill – Have your children imagine what would happen on the day of a gas leak so you can practice your safety plan together.
The bottom line: your child is much more likely to remember what to do in an emergency if you make teaching about it engaging. Take the time to teach them well – and have some fun along the way! For more tips and activities, visit the Tools and Resources page at PropaneKids.com.