Children & Matches

Matches and lighters are deadly in the hands of a child. Use child-resistant lighters and store all matches and lighters high where youth cannot reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet.

Teach children from an early age that matches and lighters are tools for adults, not toys. Teach them that if they find matches or a lighter, they should tell an adult immediately.

Some children may appear fascinated by fire. If this behavior is noticed, call the Fire Prevention Bureau for an appointment. Fire inspectors have special training in educating juveniles on the hazards of fire. The answer to the above question is 99% of all children know where matches and lighters are kept in the home.
Firefighter helps child work hose