Prevention and safety messages to share
Make an escape plan
- It is important to have a plan when there are children in the home. Children sometimes need help getting out of the house, and they may not know how to escape or what to do unless an adult shows them.
- Choose a meeting place outside the home. Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to the outside meeting place. Teach them to never go back inside a building that is on fire.
Keep children safe from fire and burns
- Some children are curious about fire. There are simple steps you can take to keep you and the people you love safer from fire and burns.
- Never play with lighters or matches when you are with your children. Children may try to do the same things they see you do.
- Keep matches and lighters out of reach, preferably in an upper kitchen cabinet.
Free publications to share with children
Let’s Have Fun with Fire Safety – This activity book gives young children valuable fire safety and prevention tips.
FireSafety.gov Kids Page – This interactive CD-ROM contains fire safety lessons, quizzes and games for children ages 3-9. (Only fire departments, schools and day care providers can order this item.)
Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet – Contains a fire safety word game and mazes that children can navigate to practice a home fire escape plan. The activity sheet folds into a firetruck. Recommended ages: 3-7.
Check out the Keeping Kids Safe from Fire page for more information and links to materials:
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!
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.
Please include the following information with your order. We cannot place your order without this information:
- P.O. Box or street address
- Fire departments: five kits per department.
- Schools/day care providers: one kit per organization.
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.
This information is provided by the United State Fire Administration:
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association
Westmoreland County, PA