More than half of child fire deaths are among children age four or younger—making them an important audience for fire prevention and education. If you’ve ever visited a preschool classroom to discuss fire safety, or have met with older toddlers during community outreach activities, you know they can be a tough crowd to reach.
That’s why USFA collaborated with Sesame Workshop™ to create the Sesame Street Fire Safety Station curriculum for preschool kids.
Adding a fire safety trailer can take your education program to a whole new level by providing students with hands-on learning opportunities that build upon what they learn in the classroom. This curriculum offers you an “out-of-the-box” way to use a fire safety trailer to teach students of all ages about fire safety.
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The Exchange serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations may wish to share with other communities. Visit the Exchange for outreach materials that can help you teach children about fire safety.
Model Exchange programs to teach children about fire safety
USFA would like to call special attention to these innovative fire prevention programs that have measurable impact and outcome measures.
USFA recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about fire safety for children in your community.
National Fire Protection Association. Community tool kits, education programs and teaching strategies to help communities keep kids safe from fire.
The National Fire Protection Association helps to reduce fire loss through consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
Safe Kids Worldwide. Videos, safety tips and fact sheets help prevent injuries to children caused by fire, burns and scalds, and fireworks.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.