Learn Not to Burn, Kindergarten Program, Lesson 1Smoke alarms save lives. Every home needs smoke alarms. They should be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. Most smoke alarms make a “beep, beep, beep” sound. Between each set of three beeps is a slight pause – “beep, beep, beep, pause, beep, beep, beep, pause”, and so on. Some smoke alarms have a speaking voice or allow for a family member to record her or his voice in addition to the “beep, beep, beep”. Smoke alarms for people with disabilities may have a different tone, flashing lights, or a shaker under the bed pillow.

In this lesson, children will learn to:

  • recognize the sound of a smoke alarm.
  • respond to the sound of the smoke alarm.

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