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Here are some additional ideas and resources to keep talking about fire safety at home through educational and inspiring activities will help them develop healthy respect for fire, and be equipped to know what to do in case of one:

 Read books about firefighters and fire safety

A Day With Firefighters by Jan Kottke
Clifford the Firehouse Dog
by Norman Bridwell
Firefighters A to Z
by Chris Demarest
Five Little Firefighters 
by Thomas Graham
I Want to Be a Firefighter
by Dan Liebman
My Fire Engine
by Michael Rex
Protecting Your Home: A Book About Firefighters
by Ann Owen

 

Plan a fire drill

Work with your kids at home to plan and practice what to do if there is a fire.

 

Count your smoke detectors

Walk through your home together to find and count all the smoke detectors. Use that as an opportunity to talk about what they are and why they are important. (And maybe check the batteries if you haven’t already!)

 

Make a game of finding exit signs when you’re out

Teach your child to notice where exit signs are in buildings next time you go out on an errand with them. Make it a game to see who can find one first!

 

Plan a fire drill together

Work with your kids at home to plan and practice what to do if there is a fire.

 

Sing a song

Make up a song together about fire safety to a well-known song. Or here are a couple examples:

To the tune of Frere Jacques: “There’s a fire! There’s a fire! Must get out! Must get out! Stay away from fire! Stay away from fire! It is hot. It is hot.”

To the tune of Hot Cross Buns: “Stop, drop, and roll. Stop, drop, and roll. If your clothes ever catch on fire, Stop, drop, and roll.”