The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office is urges families to exercise caution in order to prevent small children from reaching hazardous items kept at home that present a risk of poisoning or other serious incidents. They offer these poison prevention tips. Store medicine in its original container. Lock medicines and household products where children cannot see or reach them. Use child-resistant packaging. Replace the caps tightly. Call medicine by its proper name, not "candy". Take medicine in a place where children cannot watch, because children learn by imitating adults. For more information on children safety at home visit the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s website.