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Fire Safety Trailer Curriculum

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. The Fire Safety Trailer Curriculum offers you an “out-of-the-box” way to use a fire safety trailer to teach students of all ages about fire safety.

What's in this curriculum

The curriculum begins with a section that tells you how to raise the money to buy a fire safety trailer if you don't already have one. Next, you will find a brief section on how to work with community partners to get the word out about your fire safety education program and events where you will use the trailer.

The next sections contain information that will help you get ready for your event, run your event, and then evaluate how successful it was. Specifically, the curriculum contains:

  • Templates for scheduling trailer visits with schools and community groups.
  • A step-by-step guide for using the trailer at schools.
  • Lesson plans for age groups pre-K and K, first and second grades, third and fourth grades, fifth and sixth grades, middle school, high school, adults, and older adults. Each lesson plan provides age-appropriate fire safety messages and a detailed script.
  • Materials to reinforce and extend fire safety messages.
  • Tools to help you evaluate how well the program is working.
  • Posters with identifiable hazards for use in the trailer and other small-group activities.
  • A resource section with internet links to additional materials and programs.

The Fire Safety Trailer Curriculum was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration.