The past few weeks the kids have been learning about staying safe, (i.e. when to call 911, stranger danger, fire drills etc.) Today the Nampa Fire Dept. came to share with the kids a little bit about what they do. While they were talking about smoke detectors and how to find your way out of a house in case of a fire, one of the firemen asked them where their family meeting place was in case of a fire, sadly none of the kids could answer.... I grew up in a single family home in the middle of the woods in Northwest Washington, my mom was determined to teach us kids about what to do in case of an emergency. She was so paranoid she put fire escape plans in our bedrooms so we wouldn't forget what to do or where to go.... I remember our family meeting place very well, it was a big stump at the end of our very long driveway. All this to say, do you have a family meeting place that your kids know about? Do you practice fire safety at home? Maybe you don't go as over the top as my mom did, but creating a family meeting place together and going over what to do in case of a fire is a great way to teach your kids about the importance of safety, and it can also be a fun family activity to do together!