Pennsylvania Is Looking To Increase Safety At Child Care Facilities

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care.

The state will be performing routine fire safety checks starting next week.

Theresa Miller, Pennsylvania secretary of Human Services insists the move is designed to "help prevent future tragedies."

There were not enough smoke detectors in the home where those kids died in August.

Child care facilities will now have to show they have working smoke detectors on every floor and fire extinguishers in kitchens.