As someone who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, I remember learning to “Stop, Drop, and Roll” in school.  To be honest, I thought this was a skill that I would use much more often, kind of like the quicksand survival tactics I obsessed about as a kid.  The great news is that it is much less common today for our clothes to catch on fire, so while it’s still an important message, there are additional fire safety lessons that kids should be learning about as well.

A recent episode of NFPA’s series – Learn Something New, discusses Stop, Drop, and Roll, and how the focus of fire safety education has shifted over the years.

I looked through a lot of the fantastic educational resources from NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn Program as well as Sparky’s School House, and I have not yet found much about sleeping with your bedroom closed or closing a door to isolate a fire.  UL does have a Close Before You Doze flyer on, but I’d love to see some more lesson plans and resources for kids addressing this topic.

In the meantime, here’s a catchy tune to share with the kids in your life:

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