West Pierce Fire & Rescue announcement.
Window falls account for serious injuries among children, especially under the age of seven. According to Seattle Children’s Hospital, most children who fall through windows fall through a screen that was properly installed.
Please remember these safety tips to keep kids safe.
- Screens do not offer protection from falling. They are meant to keep bugs out, not children in.
- Keep furniture and things kids can climb on away from the window.
- Always supervise children, especially around open windows. If at all possible, keep them closed and locked.
- Do not install permanent window locks that cannot be opened, as it impedes on your access to an escape route during an emergency.