Boring Fire District

Window Fall Safety Tips to Protect Your Child

In the spring, with the arrival of warmer weather, many homeowners begin to open windows for ventilation. However, open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. While the number of falls from windows is generally small compared with other recorded child injuries, a fall from a window can result in serious injury or even death. With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent falls from happening.

  • Only allow windows to open 4 inches. Install a window stop to keep children from opening them further. Be sure an adult can open the window in an emergency.

  • If you open windows wider than 4 inches, install window guards with an emergency release device.

  • Remember, windows also serve as a secondary means of escape during an emergency. Make sure windows are still accessible and can open fully without special knowledge or tools.

  • Do not rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall. Screens are to keep bugs out, not kids in.

  • Keep windows locked and closed when not in use.

  • Keep furniture—or anything children can use to climb—away from windows.

  • Teach children to play a safe distance from windows and enforce this rule in your home (i.e. “we play two big steps away from windows”).

  • When buying new windows, ask for ones with built-in 4-inch limiters.

 

 

 


 

 




Outdoor Burning Rules & Regulations

For agricultural burning, call 503.986.4755
"Burning Not Recommended" means No Burning in
the district.

Our NEW burn message phone number
is 503.632.0211