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Keeping It Fun: The Key to Teaching Propane Safety Your Children

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Posted: July 10, 2018

When it comes to powering your home comfort equipment, you can’t get much safer than propane – but that doesn’t mean you can take propane safety for granted, especially if there are children living in your home.

Just remember: children don’t learn the way we do! To make sure they know what to do in an emergency, you have to make learning about propane safety interesting, fun, and memorable.

Thankfully, our friends at the Propane Education and Research Council have put together some suggestions and materials to help you do just that. Here are some of the ideas they suggest:

  • Make your child a “Safety Ranger” for the dayUse this checklist to teach your kids which appliances in your Maine home use propane, along with essentials like where to find gas and CO2 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 should 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.

Making propane safety interesting for your children can help them 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

Keep your family safe! Contact P. Gagnon & Son today if you have any questions about propane safety for your Seacoast home.