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Fire Safety for Kids

Fire safety advice for children is important for any age from pre-school and nursery kids to teenagers. From the dangers of children playing with matches to the deadly effect of smoke inhalation it's important for nurseries, schools and parents to regularly provide a thorough education in fire safety. There are countless fun and interactive fire safety websites to help teach about dangers and hazards around the home like electrical plugs, naked flames and matches. Also remember to follow the Firework Code for a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night.
Educational fire prevention resources for the home or school classroom include quizzes, worksheets and interactive or printable 'Spot the Hazard' activities and pictures to colour in. There are some fire safety themed on-line games to keep kids interested while learning about the importance of dangers in the home and some great themed stories covering important advice like the Firework Code. Try some of our favourite links below to explore some great examples of safety websites that are 'Free For Kids'.

The Children's Burns Trust have learning zones for pre-school children, infants, juniors and teenagers. Younger kids will enjoy the fun free printable Welephant colouring pages, and there are fire safety quizzes and on-line games for older children who can also test their skills at a firefighter training school.

Teenagers can learn valuable life-lessons about the danger of fire by watching a shocking video that tells the real life story of a teenager who was unfortunate enough to receive 90% burns.

Let Fire Chief Kidde Bear take children through a short interactive booklet about fire hazards and other dangers around the home. Good for teachers' resources, this concise safety education lesson covers topics like the dangers of playing with matches, 'Stop, Drop and Roll' if clothes catch fire and the hazards of smoke. There's guidance too for children to create a fire escape plan, the importance of smoke alarms, and 999 emergency calls.
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) would like to introduce you to Sparky The Fire Dog who's on a mission to teach children about the dangers of fire and the importance of having a home fire escape plan. Free parents and teachers' resources include printable colouring pages and activity sheets plus on-line fire safety videos and animations. There are also fun games like the 'Fire Truck Game' and even a gallery of fire engine pictures.

Over at Stay Wise there are free games, colouring and crossword quizzes to get the fire safety message across to children. Test kids' knowledge with a fire themed crossword puzzle or learn the Firework Code with a 'click & drag' game. Escape plans are covered too along with dangers in the kitchen, lounge, garden, etc. Finish off the lesson with a printable picture of a fire engine to colour in on-line or print off and colour by hand.

The Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service offer a free fire safety booklet for kids to print off at home or the classroom. Principally for Primary School age children this excellent teaching aid includes 'Ring the Danger', design a safety poster, word puzzles, and colouring pages. Whether you want to quiz kids on fire fighting equipment or teach 'Stop, Drop and Roll' this workbook is a neat combination of fun and confidence building activities.

Meet the crew at Blaze Aware whose motto is "Fire's HOT so stay COOL". Supported by audio commentary this site provides interactive on-line games and activities to teach children about fire safety. The 'Hazard House' on-line activity pits you against the clock to identify potential fire hazards in a house, '6 Rules' features a multiple choice quiz and 'Kit Fiona Out' teaches children all about the equipment that firefighters wear to stay safe.

After playing the games and collecting all of the tokens there's a printable 'Blaze Aware Certificate' to print off and stick the tokens on to show how much you've learnt about the importance of fire safety.

Tots, juniors, teens and adults can all benefit from a visit to Hampshire Fire & Rescue where they can all learn, play and make. There are pictures to colour, lessons on how to make a 999 call, crosswords, jigsaws, word searches and fun characters. There are plenty of on-line games too like driving a fire engine and putting out a fire. You can also dress a firefighter (male and female) and also learn about the history of the fire service.

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