October 8, 2010 -- Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) is celebrating the fifth and final day of Fire Prevention Week!
Video courtesy of PF&R
The goal this week is to provide smoke alarm recommendations and ways citizens can protect them and their loved ones from fire on PF&R’s Fire Blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Topics will include safety tips for kids and adults, fast facts about smoke alarms and fire, teacher materials and lesson plans, testing your smoke alarm, and public service announcements on home smoke alarm basics and safety tips.
PF&R will also begin a city-wide smoke alarm campaign on Saturday, October 9, 2010 to educate citizens on the importance of smoke alarms. For a limited time, PF&R will provide free alarms funded through a grant to citizens who make request at their local fire station. Additional information about the campaign will be provided throughout the week.
Attention All Teachers!
Students are a highly captive audience when it comes to learning about fire safety. And because they’re often excited to share what they’ve learned at home, they can also be powerful ambassadors for delivering fire safety messages and information to their families, encouraging loved ones to put their new-found knowledge into practice.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed the below lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and letters to families to help elementary-age students learn about smoke alarms and escape planning:
Preschool: Click here for a lesson plan to help young students learn what to do if the smoke alarm sounds
Kindergarten to Second Grade: Click here for a lesson plan to teach students to get out and stay out if a smoke alarm sounds
Third to Sixth Grade: Click here for a lesson plan to teach students about testing smoke alarms and the importance of home escape planning
Caregiver Letter: Click here for a letter that provides parents and caregivers the information they need to support this year’s safety messages
NFPA and Scholastic Inc.: Click here for downloadable classroom lesson plans and activities jointly developed by NFPA and Scholastic.
Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site,