Fire Safety Education

Graham Fire & Rescue believes that it is critical to teach young children about the importance of fire safety. We encourage teachers and homeschool instructors to utilize these resources in their classroom. Additional resources can be found on the NFPA’s Sparky School House website, please visit www.sparkyschoolhouse.org.

Graham Fire & Rescue would love to be invited to your classroom to speak to your students about fire safety, or supplement these lesson plans and activities with a fire engine and firefighter visit. Due to COVID-19, we are only able to interact with classrooms via zoom or other virtual platform.

Attention Teachers! In order to track which schools and grade levels are utilizing these fire safety resources, please complete this form.

Click here to request a fire safety presentation, engine visit, or other prevention + outreach service.


Pre-School Programs


NFPA Learn Not to Burn: Pre-School Program

NFPA created the Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program in 1991 to address the high risks children under the age of five face in regards to fatal home fires. The updated program integrates literacy, movement, music, and dramatic play to provide a developmentally appropriate learning experience for preschool-aged children.

Five lessons tap into varied learning styles to reinforce the safety concepts for young children. The behaviors and strategies addressed in the revised program are guided by research related to fire and life safety messaging and young children including the use of positively-framed messages, opportunities for active engagement and encouragement of family involvement.


Kindergarten Programs


NFPA Learn Not to Burn: Kindergarten Program

The NFPA has created programs to help teachers reach their students with important fire prevention lessons. Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) Kindergarten presents six fire-safety messages using classroom lesson, activities and home connections. It can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated in language arts core curriculum lessons. Learn Not To Burn is an easy to use flexible guide for teachers to respond to the needs of the classroom. Make time for fire safety in your classroom.

FISE Burn & Fire Prevention: Kindergarten Program

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation developed the Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE) program to provide free burn prevention education to thousands of students every year. The FISE program covers the topics of smoke alarms, get low & go, stop drop & roll, cool-a-burn, toys vs tools & high-five a firefighter. This program measures success through pre- and post-tests. With our Virtual FISE Program, using one link, you will begin with the pre-test, view the video presentation of the seven prevention components, and then take the post-test. We encourage you to incorporate these important safety lessons into your virtual learning.


1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Programs


NFPA Learn Not to Burn: 1st & 2nd Grade

The NFPA has created programs to help teachers reach their students with important fire prevention lessons. Learn Not to Burn Grade 1 and Grade 2 presents six fire safety messages using classroom lessons, activities and home connections. It can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated in language arts core curriculum lessons. Learn Not to Burn is an easy to use flexible guide for teachers to respond to the needs of the classroom. Make time for fire safety education in your classroom.

Smoke Alarm Sounds: 1st & 2nd Grade

Show your students proper punctuation along with the proper reaction to the “beep, beep, beep” of a smoke alarm. (Meets CCSS Standards for 1st and 2nd grade.)

FISE Burn & Fire Prevention: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation developed the Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE) program to provide free burn prevention education to thousands of students every year. The FISE program covers the topics of smoke alarms, get low & go, stop drop & roll, cool-a-burn, toys vs tools & high-five a firefighter. This program measures success through pre- and post-tests. With our Virtual FISE Program, using one link, you will begin with the pre-test, view the video presentation of the seven prevention components, and then take the post-test. We encourage you to incorporate these important safety lessons into your virtual learning.

Fire-Safety Math: 3rd Grade

In this lesson, students will assess how many smoke alarms are needed in various homes, practice factoring through word problems, calculate averages, and more.

The Science of Fire & More: 3rd Grade

Students will play on teams to answer a series of fire-safety questions and connect the dots, learn to distinguish among sentence types, discover how fires burn and how they can be extinguished, and more.


4th, 5th & 6th Grade Programs


FISE Burn & Fire Prevention: 4th, 5th & 6th Grade

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation developed the Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE) program to provide free burn prevention education to thousands of students every year. The FISE program covers the topics of smoke alarms, get low & go, stop drop & roll, cool-a-burn, toys vs tools & high-five a firefighter. This program measures success through pre- and post-tests. With our Virtual FISE Program, using one link, you will begin with the pre-test, view the video presentation of the seven prevention components, and then take the post-test. We encourage you to incorporate these important safety lessons into your virtual learning.

The Great Chicago Fire: 4th & 5th Grade

Help your students understand the risk of injury from a fire, and partake in community responsibility through the Great Chicago Fire lesson plan and handouts. Use the video along with the activity!

Fire-Safety Math: 4th & 5th Grade

In this lesson, students will assess how many smoke alarms are needed in various homes, practice factoring through word problems, calculate averages, and more.

The Science of Fire & More: 4th & 5th Grade

Students will play on teams to answer a series of fire-safety questions and connect the dots, learn to distinguish among sentence types, discover how fires burn and how they can be extinguished, and more.


Middle School Programs


Careers in Fire Safety

The goal of this lesson to expose teens to the many different career opportunities within the fire service. 

Home Fire Safety – Teens Who Care for Themselves and Others in the Home

The goal of this lesson is to teach teens to view fire safe behaviors as an important part of gaining independence and responsibility.

Making Safe & Responsible Choices

The goal of this lesson to educate teens on behaviors that may increase their risk of a fire. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to accurately rate the level of risk in behaviors, apply responsible decision-making to reduce risk, and select safe and responsible choices in situations involving fire. 


Virtual Classrooms & Activity Packet


Fire Safety Home Learning PacketTeaching children the basics of fire safety can make a lifesaving difference.

With children being home from school, we wanted to provide an at home resource to help kids learn about fire and life safety. This packet is intended for elementary age students.

Click the link below to download our free fire safety learning packet.

Fire Safety Home Learning Packet


Virtual Classrooms

The following resources are recommended for parents, teachers, or homeschool instructors. They can be completed individually or as a class or family.

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K 1st Grade Fire Safety

Recommended for K-1st Grade

Recommended for 4th-6th Grade

Wildfire Prevention Virtual Classroom

Recommended for 4th-6th Grade