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The Irving Fire Department asks everyone to please be careful with children when opening windows during this nice season. ***According to Safe Kids USA, window falls account for approximately 8 deaths and 3,300 injuries among children ages 5 and under annually.***

 

That is why we ask that everyone please keep these WINDOW SAFETY tips in mind:

 

·         Supervise children as they play

·         Teach children not to play near windows

·         Close and lock your windows when children are around

·         Only open windows that children cannot reach and are secured with a safety device (window stop or window guard)

·         Do not open windows more than 4 inches and make sure it has a window stop in place, this will keep the child from opening it more than 4 inches

·         Keep beds, furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows

·         Do not depend on screens to prevent falls, they are not designed for this purpose

 

For more information on window safety, go to the National Safety Council Website at the following link: http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/Pages/WindowSafety.aspx

 

To view this or previous IFD Safety Topics go to: www.cityofirving.org/fire/fire-safety.asp

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