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well we did a surprise friedrill on the kids tonight and I was not impressed with their response. It was a little after 8 pm and they were in the living room watching TV and playing. Unknown to the kids, Tony went into our room and pushed the test button on our smoke detector to set it off. Instead of dropping what they were doing and heading out of the house, David plugged his ears and said "it's daddy" while Hailey turned and looked at me and said" what is it, what is it". I said it sounds like a fire alarm to me as I went to open the front door and then they sprang into action and headed to our family meeting place outside. I told them I was not happy with their repsonse and we needed to talk about our fire plan again. Tony and I have decided that we need to do surprise drills more often. We are going to try for once a month.
I also printed the fire inspection checklist from the firepreventionweek.com site and the kids did great with that and actually liked doing it.
Has anyone else done their fire drill or family plan yet? If so, how did it go. If not, what are you waiting for?
We really should get on the ball with this but I just don't have the energy. I know not a good excuse, I have had the kids watch Arthur when they had thfire in the school and ask question about WWYD if there was a fire in the kitchen. I don't know if they are just to smart or can't grasp the question.
They answer with 'well it's hard to pretend there is a fire in the kitchen because we don't know how fast it would burn things or if we are a sleep how much smoke'.
We have practiced Stop Drop & Roll, which they all love and where to meet outside.