A fire safety guide for parents and guardians
Each year many families have their homes destroyed and property damaged in fires started both accidentally and deliberately by children.
Many parents are concerned that their child may start playing with fire.
By understanding the circumstances that lead children to start fires and by following a few simple fire safety practices, you can reduce the chances of your child starting a destructive fire.
Thanks to Essex Fire and Rescue Service and West Norfolk Accident Prevention Group for the production of this information.
Remember - teaching fire-safe behaviour and helping children overcome fear and curiosity about fire is a gradual process that should occur under proper adult supervision and guidance