NOTE: This is a three-day lesson.
Day 1: Fire Safety in the Home - PREVENTION -
Students will learn how most home fires start because of a careless action. That means most fires can be prevented before they start.
Day 2: Fire Safety in the Home - DETECTION -
Students will learn that even if everything is done right, sometimes there can still be a fire in a building. If there is a fire, we need to know about it as quickly as possible. Smoke alarms save lives. They help us quickly know there is a fire.
Day 3: Fire Safety in the Home - ESCAPE -
Students will understand that once they know there is a fire in the home, they must escape. Students will be able to explain that planning and conducting a home fire drill is an important part of the escape.
How can I be fire safe?
How do I quickly know there is a fire?
How do I escape from a fire at home and school?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- I-K.7.1 Describe fire safety rules for home and school (e.g., do not play with fire; listen to your smoke alarm; get out of the burning building and go to your safe meeting place; tell an adult about the fire; if clothing is on fire, stop, drop, and roll).
- I-K.7.2 Demonstrate ways to be safe as a pedestrian (e.g., bicycle safety, crossing the road) and as a passenger in a car and in a bus (e.g., wearing a seatbelt; using a car seat; following the rules on the bus) or using recreational equipment (e.g., wearing helmets).
- I-K.5.1 Identify situations that require action to protect personal safety at home and in the community.
- I-3.7.1 Explain safety rules at home, school and the community (e.g., identify dangers associated with hot objects; identify locations and function of working smoke alarms; plan an escape route for family members in case of fire; never open the door to a stranger while at home; never touch an unknown substance; follow directions of a safe adult during a storm; dial 911 for assistance in an emergency).