Teachers: Below you’ll find the lesson plans and state educational standards that apply to Fire Prevention Week activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact LDFR Public Information Officer Steve Lipsher at (970) 262-5209 if you have any questions.
- Lesson plan overview
- Lesson plan: Good fire, bad fire (Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade)
- Lesson plan: Firefighters are our friends (Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade)
- Lesson plan: Crawl low under smoke (Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade)
- Lesson plan: Stop, drop and roll (Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade)
- Lesson plan: Home hazards (First grade, second grade, third grade)
- Lesson plan: EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home) (Third grade, fourth grade)
- Lesson plan: Fifth-grade combat challenge (Fifth grade)
State educational standards
- Fire Burns & You Curriculum Guide, from the Burn Institute hopes to put an end to preventable burn injuries, fires and deaths. The lessons in this guide are designed in accordance with the State of California’s English-Language Art, Social Studies, Health and Science content standards and integrate the newspaper as a living textbook. We hope teachers across the county and across the nation will enjoy using this fire and burn prevention curriculum guide in their classrooms. The guide is currently only available in English and is available in a hardbound version or a DVD. This guide contains 20 lessons. To request a FREE copy, call the Burn Institute at (858) 541-2277.
- Lesson Planet’s free fire-safety lesson plans, covering everything from “stop, drop and roll” to home-escape planning.
- The Fire Department of New York’s excellent educational website, featuring virtual tours of a fire station and guide to the equipment that firefighters use, resources and activity kits for kids and tips for home fire safety.
- Wikipedia entry on fire safety, with lots of information good for building charts or conducting research into the issue.
- The Bic Corp. safety website, featuring online fire-safety games for ages 3-5 that reinforce lessons such as “stop, drop and roll” and “crawl low under smoke.”
- The Hartford Corp. Junior Fire Marshal website, featuring interactive games, downloadable coloring-book pages and safety tips, as well as an educator’s guide.
- Weblinks list of several good fire-safety websites for kids.
- Information on U.S. Fire Administration’s “Sesame Street” free activity book and CD of songs for pre-schoolers. The kit is restricted to preschools and fire departments. Requests from schools and fire departments must be faxed on organization letterhead to (301) 447-1213.
- Fire-safety curriculum for students from first grade through high school.
- Another list of weblinks for fire-safety information.
- The National Fire Protection Association’s Risk Watch program lesson plans.
- FEMA fact sheet on the nature of fire.
- Story of the Great Chicago Fire.
- Printable worksheets about fire safety.
- FEMA fire-safety fact sheet, good for research projects.
- Boulder Fire Department EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home) worksheet.
- Boulder Fire Department home fire drill worksheet.
- U.S. Fire Administration for Kids website, with lessons and games.
- Sparky the Fire Dog’s website, with lessons and games.
- Fire fact sheet.
- Smokey Bear website with information on preventing wildfires. Kids section with games, stories and fun.
- Home-escape planning for kids.