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Fire Safety

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  This lesson provided by:  
Author:Sharon Maze
System: Cherokee County
School: Centre Elementary School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 13307


Fire Safety


This is a week-long fire safety unit. Students will learn fire safety procedures, what firefighters do, and the difference in fighting fires in schools, home, forests and on water. Internet games will reinforce fire safety knowledge.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
HE1 (2009)
Grade: K
7 ) Recognize warning sounds and signs.


-  sounds—fire alarm, weather siren

-  signs—wet floor, railroad crossing

HE1 (2009)
Grade: K
8 ) List behaviors that promote personal safety.

Examples: following emergency drill procedures, using caution when approached by strangers, wearing seat belts and safety equipment, looking both ways before crossing the street

HE1 (2009)
Grade: 1
8 ) Demonstrate ways to summon help in an emergency.

Examples: dialing 911, contacting trusted and helpful adults

HE1 (2009)
Grade: 2
1 ) Identify community emergency services.

Examples: police and fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS)

HE1 (2009)
Grade: 2
7 ) Describe personal behaviors that enhance safety at school, home, and within the community.


-  school—staying seated on the bus, observing playground rules

-  home—using the Internet with parental supervision, establishing emergency escape routes

-  community—staying close to parent in a mall, practicing water safety

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will state at least three safety rules. Students will demonstrate dialing the emergency number 9-1-1. Students will explain or demonstrate the stop, drop, roll procedure to use in case clothing catches on fire. Students will explain the escape plan for a fire drill at school. Students will discuss at least 2-3 important duties of a firefighter.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Fire Fighters Books: (can adapt other books to this list)
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Linda Hayward
Fire Fighters by Norma Simon
Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons
Video tape "Be Cool About Fire Safety" (Allstate Insurance company video)
touch tone telephone (can be a teacher-made phone pad)
KWL Chart

Technology Resources Needed:

Computer(s) with Internet access


Students must have a general knowledge of using a mouse and/ or keyboard to play several of the games.

Begin by completing the K-W of a KWL chart. Have students discuss what they already know about fire safety and discuss what they want to know. Then read A Day in the Life of a Firefighter. Ask students to share 2 things they learned about firefighters from the story.
Have students visit the following website for games on fire safety.
(Learn about Fire Safety)
This web site has games for children about fire safety.

Review the information from the day before. Then read Fire Fighters. Have students share 2 things a firefighter does on a job. Then teach the fireman song from the following website.
(Music & Songs: Fire Safety)
This website has many songs and poems that can be taught to the students.

Show the video "Be Cool About Fire Safety". Once the video is over have students demonstrate the following procedures:
(1) stop, drop and roll
(2) dialing 9-1-1.
Have students visit the website below to see demonstrations of how dialing 911 works.
(How 911 works.)
This website allows students the opportunity to view how 911 calls work. This site is interactive and students may play along.

Read "Fire! Fire!. Discuss the differences in fighting fires in each of these settings: cities, forests, and the water front.
Allow students time to play the Smokey Bear game about putting out fires.
(Smokey Bear)
This is Smokey the Bear's fire safety website for children. There are several games about fire safety. Teach students how to play the games before allowing them to begin.

Have the class practice a fire drill. Teach students :
1. Where to line up
2. Show them what door(s) to use to escape
3. Where to meet once out of the room for roll call
4. Alternative routes just in case.
After returning to the classroom, complete the L on the KWL chart. Have students share what they learned with the class. Have each student ask a fire safety question to the class.

6.)Weekend Homework:
Have students conduct a family fire drill.
Have students work with their parents to draw a fire escape plan and bring to school.
If possible, visit the Sparky website listed below for more games on fire safety.
(Sparky, the Dog)
Sparky, the dog, is another good site to reinforce fire safety games.


Assessment Strategies

The teacher will ask students the following:
(1) tell 2-3 duties of a firefighter
(2) demonstrate the stop, drop, roll method
(3) dial 9-1-1 for an emergency call
(4) tell one thing a firefighter does in a forest fire and/or house fire
(5) describe one escape route on a school fire drill.





Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.