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Window Decals

Window decals which identify the location of a child's room are NOT the solution to home escape planning with small children. The Seattle Fire Department encourages you to help your children learn how to get out of the house when they hear the smoke alarm.

Don’t train children to wait for rescue when they may be very able to escape. Children as young as three and four can be taught to get out of bed, crawl low under smoke and get out of the house. If you have concerns about a child evacuating alone, your home escape plan should include an adult or older child helping the youngster escape.

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security that a window decal may offer!

Teach everyone in your home to quickly escape if they hear the smoke alarm at night.  If you fear a child or another adult is in your home after you are out, alert the fire department as soon as possible.  The firefighters will have the training and equipment necessary to conduct a systematic search of your home to rescue anyone still inside.

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Last Modified:   July 26, 2006

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