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Window Safety Awareness


At Liberty Military Housing (Liberty), our mission is to enhance service members' and their families' quality of life. We are dedicated to raising awareness among military families about safety and security within their homes. From providing information about safety protocols to ensuring access to reliable support services, we strive to create a secure environment for you and your loved ones.


The goal of window safety awareness is for families to learn to safeguard against accidental window falls.

Windows ranks as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds everyone that it only takes 5 minutes to prevent a child or pet from falling out of a window.

Statistics from the Nationwide Children's Hospital further highlight the severity of the issue, with over 5,100 children requiring emergency room treatment annually due to injuries sustained from window falls. These figures underscore the importance of raising awareness about window safety and implementing preventive measures to safeguard against such accidents. We aim to empower families with the knowledge and resources to protect their loved ones from these preventable incidents by promoting window safety awareness.


Open windows provide ventilation and help keep our homes cool, but they can also pose a significant safety risk for children. Young children are naturally curious and may accidentally fall through an open window or screen while exploring their surroundings. To prevent such accidents, here are important tips from the Window Safety Task Force:

  • Keep windows closed and locked when young children are around.
  • If you need to open a window for ventilation, choose windows that are located out of a child's reach.
  • Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent young children from climbing and accessing an open window.
  • Discourage children from jumping on beds or other furniture near windows to reduce the risk of falls.
  • Do not rely on insect screens to prevent window falls; they are designed to keep bugs out, not to keep children inside the home.
  • Supervise children to ensure their play areas are away from windows, balconies, or patio doors.
  • Teach your child how to safely use a window to escape during an emergency, such as a fire.

By following these guidelines and taking proactive measures to ensure window safety, we can help protect our children from potential accidents and create a safer environment for everyone in the home.

Visit and the window safety sections of the FGIA and WDMA websites to learn more. Follow the Window Safety Task Force on X and Facebook for more tips and updates on this critical safety issue.

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