Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Sleepover Fire Safety for Children

Sleepover Fire Safety for Children

If your child is planning to sleep over with a friend, make sure the home is safe from fire. Here are some things to consider:

Before you say "yes"...

Are there working smoke alarms on every storey and outside each sleeping area?

  • Will the children be supervised throughout the stay?
  • Do they have a home fire escape plan that includes two ways out and a meeting place outside?
  • Are there two escape routes from the room where your child will be sleeping?
  • Will the parents walk through their escape plan with your child?
  • Are the parents cautious with smoking materials, matches and lighters, and candles?
  • If the home has security bars, do they have quick release devices inside so your child can get out in an emergency.