Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children

More than half of child fire deaths are among children age 4 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 the U.S. Fire Administration has collaborated once again with Sesame Workshop to update the Sesame Street® Fire Safety Program for preschool kids. The program shows educators how to empower children ages 3–5 with essential fire safety information and skills that can make a big difference in case of an emergency.

The program includes easy-to-use lessons, games and activities to help reinforce important fire safety messages and show children what to do if there’s a fire and ways to prevent fires from starting. And children’s lovable, furry Sesame Street friends will help engage children each step of the way! By sharing this information while children are young, you instill lifelong fire safety habits!

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Order Sesame Street materials

The Sesame Street Fire Safety Program curriculum for preschoolers is available in both English and Spanish. The curriculum includes an educator’s guide for teachers, a CD of songs and stories, a family guide, a coloring and activity booklet, and a poster.

Fire departments, schools and day care providers

Only U.S. fire departments, schools and day care providers can order printed copies of the full curriculum. Email or fax your request on organization letterhead to 301-447-1213.

Order limits

  • Fire departments: five kits per department.
  • Schools/day care providers: one kit per organization.

Other audiences

If you are not a member of a fire department or don’t work for a school/day care organization, you can still access printed Sesame Street materials. Visit our publications catalog to see what’s available.

Interested in printing Sesame Street materials for your organization?

Please contact our Publications Manager, Tomara Arrington, at 301-447-7647 for information on working with Sesame Workshop to print kit copies for your organization from digital artwork source files.

Download Sesame Street materials

The files below can be reproduced by your organization.


Listen to the songs and read the stories before downloading

Song/StoryListenDownloadScript
Hot Things BurnMP3 2:34 6 MBRead
Cool WaterMP3 2:21 5.5 MBRead
Elmo’s Smoke AlarmMP3 1:01 2.4 MBRead
Get Out! Stay Out!MP3 1:32 3.6 MBRead
Elmo’s Fire DrillMP3 1:41 3.9 MBRead
Telly Learns What’s HotMP3 6:46 15.9 MBRead
A Fire Drill, A Fire DrillMP3 3:33 8.3 MBRead
Firefighter RuthieMP3 7:11 16.8 MBRead
Las cosas calientes quemanMP3 2:28 5.8 MBRead
Gatea, sal y no vuelvas a entrarMP3 2:22 5.6 MBRead
La alarma de humo de ElmoMP3 1:01 2.4 MBRead
Juguemos a caliente a fríoMP3 7:18 17.1 MBRead
María la bomberoMP3 5:27 12.7 MBRead
Sal y no vuelvas a entrarMP3 6:21 14.9 MBRead

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