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Fire Prevention Week Lessons & Resources from NFPA

October 10, 2016

We’re right in the middle of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016) and I wanted to share some useful, tech-friendly resources for teachers. The National Fire Protection Association and have put together a host of fantastic resources for teachers. You’ll absolutely love the practical and fun information on the Spark School House website that is perfect for classrooms looking for Fire Prevention Week resources.

On the homepage there are quick links to a range of music and videos. These resources let teachers easily make connections between Social Studies and fire prevention. You’ll find videos that feature the Great Chicago Fire and the history of firefighting.

Fire Prevention Week

The Digital Backpack lets teachers search for resources by grade level from preschool through fifth grade. There is a free eBook with stories and a poem designed to help teachers find English Language Arts connections to Fire PreventionWeek. In addition these resources you’ll also find lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards including a lesson on character traits that also teaches students fire safety.


Teaching fire safety can literally save someone’s life. As a New York City public school teacher I was so lucky for local resources. We had a local fire engine visit our school. This took place on career day and we could talk about fire safety. What’s so great about the Fire Prevention Week resources is that these lessons connect to curriculum goals across the grade levels. You can also search and find the best resources for your class including multimedia resources.

Visit the homepage to explore the totally free Fire Prevention Week resources!

I’m so excited that one of Mrs. Vickers’ students in Colorado found another great article to share on fire safety! Check out the article Lara found with additional tips on fire safety and prevention :)

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