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Fire Prevention Unit Study

Lacking a fire prevention plan almost cost a little boy’s life. He didn’t know how to get out, and window bars blocked his way.

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

A young neighbor boy nearly lost his life in this fire.
Decorative grates on the windows and porch door prevented that way to escape.

Get Out! And Stay Out!

The first full week in October each year is Fire Prevention Week. Throughout the U.S. fire departments have open houses, demonstrations on fire safety and prevention. Call your local fire department for information. Check your TV schedule this month for fire safety programs.

Fire Safety For Kids KIDS
Learn how to prevent a fire, and what to do if you are caught in one.

GO! React Fast to Fire!

Early detection and rapid evacuation are two of your best defenses against fire.

  • Install smoke detectors on each level and near each sleeping area.
  • Test your smoke detectors weekly.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year (when you change your clock.)
  • Prepare and practice a fire evacuation plan.
  • Have two ways out of every room.
  • Practice your alternative evacuation plan, too.
  • Have an outside meeting place.
  • Don’t go back inside.
  • Call 911 from a neighbor’s house.


How to use a Fire Extinguisher: Before you start, make sure that you understand the operating instructions of your extinguisher.
Pull the pin.
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
Squeeze or pump the handle.
Sweep from side to side at the base of the flame. To help you remember these four actions use the word PASS


Hot Links for Fire Prevention

Note how some of these links cover more than just fire prevention.

Carbon Monoxide Information
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. According to the CDC, more than 400 in the United States die every year from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning. Products that can produce deadly CO levels include generators and faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

Uncle Rocky Hill, Fireman – Glad to Do It
Fireman Series of children’s picture books. A free downloadable copy of the first book titled “Fire!” Free coloring illustrations to print out.

How to Teach a Child Exit Drills in the Home
Teaching a child fire exit drills in the home can save his life in the event of a fire. Do this once every six months so your child is comfortable with the escape procedures.

National Fire Protection Association Fact Sheets
Dozens of fact sheets that would be great for lessons on fire safety and planning.

Prepare for Wildfire
Know your zones. Harden your home. Gather an emergency supply kit. Create your own wildfire action plan. Act immediately when fire strikes.

Publications and Other Children’s Fire Safety Resources
A series of fact sheets on Home Fire Prevention in English and Spanish.

Start Safe Fire
This video is for educators to learn how to use this curriculum teaching children ages 3-6 about fire safety.

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