Fire Safety is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fire Administration. This site contains resources for parents and fun and games for kids to learn about fire safety. See www.firesafety.gov
Welcome to the USFA’s Kids Page: Where the Fun Starts!
The USFA — the United States Fire Administration — is part of the federal government. The kids page of their Web site, developed for kids in the early elementary grades, offers information on smoke alarms, home fire safety, and more. There are interesting facts, quizzes, games, and a test to pass in order to Become a Junior Fire Marshall. A hot button takes users to the Parent-Teacher Lounge, which includes lesson plans and other resources.
The Survive Alive Program
Children aged eight and older can easily navigate this well-designed Web site. Users reach the Survive Alive Village from Tour the Survive Alive House on the main page. One of the tools for teaching fire safety is a simulated fire, and each room includes important fire-safety lessons. There is even an on-line club for kids. See http://www.survivealive.org
Sparky the Fire Dog
Introduce your kids to Sparky, the official “spokesdog” of the National Fire Protection Association. Click on Sparky’s News for current information and news about such events the October Fire Prevention Week. Kids can submit on-line questions to Sparky about fire education and other safety issues or learn about Dalmatians, fire trucks, and more.
N.Y. Department of State Kids’ Room: Fire Safety
Hershey, a real-life arson dog, acts as the guide for this clever site. Arson dogs investigate fire sites after a fire has been put out, sniffing for unusual chemicals or other signs of arson. There are puzzles, coloring pages, and more. Some of the topics covered include Escape Rules in a Fire, Home Fire Inspection Checklist, Practicing Operation EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home), Kitchen Fires, Fireplace Safety Rules, and Holiday Safety Tips. http://www.dos.state.ny.us/kidsroom/firesafe/firesafe.html
Fire Safety: A Thematic Resource Unit
Look here for songs and poems for Fire Prevention Week, ideas and activities for your students, and related library resources. The activities include songs, poems, and art projects. This is part of the Kinder Korner Web site, a resource site for teachers and others interested in early childhood education. Although the page has commercial elements, it provides useful suggestions for parents, teachers, and others looking for fire safety ideas for children from pre-K through second grade. See http://www.kinderkorner.com
Family Fire Safety
This Web site offers excellent suggestions for fire safety throughout the house. Children can get involved in such projects as designing a fire escape plan or planning a visit to a local fire department. The ParenthoodWeb site also has other excellent health and safety resources. See http://www.parenthoodweb.com