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Teaching FPW

Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students, members of your community, and high-risk populations. NFPA has several free downloads for you to use.

For the classroom
Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students through fun, interactive lessons, activities and take-home materials. 
  • Sparky's Schoolhouse is a classroom portal for teachers. It includes music videos, lesson plans, eBooks and apps.
  • Sparky's website has several activities that you can use in the classroom.
  • Send home our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) so kids can draw a map of their home with their family.
  • Send home this letter in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with your students so they can complete a fire safety checklist with their families.

Sparky says pick an outside meeting place with your family.

Sing and dance along with SteveSongs as Rosalie and her little brother learn the four key steps to follow when you hear the sound of a smoke alarm. There is also a lesson plan to go with this video for grades K-2. See more videos.

For communities
NFPA has several safety tip sheets, lesson plans and more that you can use and distribute throughout your community. 

Safety tip sheets
Get the tools to teach others how to safely escape from different venues in case of a fire.

 Smoke alarms safety tip sheets  Fire alarms in apartments safety tip sheet   Campus fire safety tip sheet   $name   High Rise Safety Tips  Safety in manufactured homes 

Lesson plans
These two 10-minute mini-lessons will teach the audiences the importance of escape planning.

Fire safety story for families
I Know My Fire Safety Plan is a short story that breaks down the important points into easy-to-follow steps. You can practice your fire safety plan with your children. Then read this story with them.

For high-risk populations 
Some people in your community may be at a higher risk to home fires. Groups such as older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with limited English proficiency have specific needs related to fire prevention. Home fire escape planning and related fire safety advice specifically for high-risk groups can help keep all community members safe. 

NFPA's Fire Safety for People with Disabilities Task Force member Gary Olsen uses American Sign Language in this presentation about the importance of making a home fire drill plan. This video also contains open captioning and a voice over translation of the sign language.