South Whidbey Fire / EMS Children and Teen Education
We are committed to helping the youth of our community learn how to prevent fires and to teach them what to do in case of an emergency. Our volunteers speak to classes and educators throughout South Whidbey. Most activities culminate during Fire Prevention Week (usually the first full week of October). This outreach is vital and we appreciate your support in encouraging students to actively participate.
Each year in the United States an estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured and 850 killed in residential fires. Of these children, over 40 percent are under the age five, 70 percent are under the age of 10.
Home Fire Safety Word Search (English/Spanish) – activity sheet for young children containing fire-related words and phrases in a word search puzzle.
Home Fire Safety Questions and Answers (English/Spanish) – activity sheet for young children containing fire-related question and answer match game.
Home Fire Safety Escape Maze (English/Spanish) – activity sheet for young children containing a maze in which to escape from fire.
Home Fire Safety Escape Plan Diagram (English/Spanish) – activity sheet for young children containing a space to draw a fire escape plan for their home.
Home Fire Safety Coloring Book (English/Spanish) – four fire safety-related pictures for children to color.
U.S. Fire Administration for Kids Web Site
On this Web site, you will find short lessons about fire escape planning, smoke alarms and general home fire safety. It is recommended that an adult guide children through the lessons. Each lesson is followed by a brief five-question quiz to test children’s knowledge of the subject after they have worked through the lesson. Also on the site, you will find games to reinforce the information learned in the lessons. Finally, through a 10-question quiz, children will have the opportunity to earn a Jr. Fire Marshal certificate signed by the Assistant Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration. Check it out: Click HERE.
Education for Teens
About Fire Workbook. This handbook will give you information that will save your life. Just as important, this information will help save the lives of the people you care about. Every time you misuse fire, there is a chance that someone could get hurt or die.