The key to teaching your kids about propane safety: Make it fun and memorable!

teaching son to grillIf you operate propane equipment in your NJ home, one of the most important responsibilities you have is to make sure everyone living there knows what to do in the event of a propane emergency.

Of course, “everyone” in this case, includes your children, too!

The question is, how do you make these important lessons stick with a young person who spends much of their time glued to their toys, cartoons, or iPad? The simple answer is that you have to make learning about propane safety memorable – and even a little fun! The good news is that the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has put together some suggestions and materials to help you do just that.

Here are some propane safety teaching ideas from our friends at PERC:

  • Make your child a “Safety Ranger” – Use this checklist to teach your kids which appliances in your Louisiana home use propane, along with essentials like where to find gas and CO 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.

The bottom line: Incorporating play into your home propane safety lessons doesn’t just make the information more fun to teach – it could actually save a life. Take the time to do it right – and have some fun along the way!

For more tips and activities, visit the Tools and Resources page at:

Keep your family safe in your New Jersey home this spring and summer. Contact us today if you have any questions about propane safety in your home!