Keeping it fun: the key to teaching propane safety your children

If you own a propane-powered home, one of your biggest responsibilities is to make sure that everyone living under your roof knows what to do in a propane emergency – including, or maybe even especially, your children.

But what’s the best way to teach a child about propane safety? How do you make the lessons “stick” with children so they will remember what to do in the event of an emergency?

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.

Four suggestions for teaching propane safety to 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 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 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

Keep your family safe! Contact us today if you have any questions about propane safety for your Delmarva home.