How Can I Teach Propane Safety to My Kids?

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If you use propane appliances in your Connecticut home, one of your biggest responsibilities is to make sure that everyone in the house knows what to do in an emergency – including, or maybe even especially, your children. But how do you make propane safety lessons “stick” with children so they will remember what to do when it matters most?

The key, says the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) – is to make learning about propane safety memorable and fun. The good news is that PERC has put together some materials to help you do that.

Making propane safety accessible for children

Here are some ideas from our friends at PERC:

  • Make your child a “Safety Ranger”Use this checklist to teach your kids which appliances in your Louisiana home use propane, along with essentials like where to find gas and CO detectors, what propane smells like, and more.
  • Make a “family meeting place” sign – Designate a location a safe distance from your home where your family will meet in an emergency, then let your children make a sign for it. You can make your own, or you can use this template.
  • Hold a propane leak safety drill – Have your children imagine what would happen on the day of a gas leak so you can practice your safety plan together.
  • Think “fun” – Illustrate your propane safety messages with fun activities. Check out this website for Games, Coloring Pages, and More.

Follow these tips and your child is much more likely to remember what to do in an emergency – information that could save a life. Take the time to teach them well – and have some fun along the way!

For more tips and activities, visit the Tools and Resources page at

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