Tip # 1- Practice safety drills regularly. Small children tend to “hide” from fire, so make sure children are familiar with escape routes and know how to move quickly out of the home.
Tip # 2- For homes with bedrooms on second floors or higher, make sure safety chain escape ladders are under the bed in every room. Practice operating the window with older children and show them how to install chain ladders.
Tip # 3- Keep furniture (including cribs) or anything children can climb, away from the windows.
Tip # 4- If you live in an area prone to active children or potential crime, order windows with tempered safety glass- at least for the first floor of the home. Two panes of glass are adhered to a durable plastic interlayer, much like a car windshield. So, if a stray baseball hits a window the glass will shatter, but broken pieces remain adhered to the interlayer, preventing glass fallout inside the home. The plastic interlayer is also puncture-resistant, frustrating potential intruders
Tip # 5- Remember that window screens are designed only to keep insects outside- they will not support the weight of a child or family pet.