Fire Prevention Education

Sparky the fire dog sits on a drawing of an escape plan

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2022!

This year's theme is "Fire won't wait, plan your escape!" It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different.

Resources for Educators

Plan Your Escape Videos & Activities

Fire Safety at Home Anchor Chart

Use this video and the activity below to learn about fire safety at home!


Suggested Activity: Fire Safety in the Home Anchor Chart

Making a Home Fire Escape Plan

Learn the steps to make your own home fire escape plan! Don't forget to mark two possible exits from every room and practice with your loved ones!


Suggested Activity:  What Order?

Fire Safety Minute

Plan your fire escape in less than a minute! This fire safety minute video will give kids the tools they need to be safe in under a minute!


Suggested Activity: Home Fire Escape Planning

Walk Away or Stay and Play?

Sparky the Fire Dog wants you to know what is ok to play with and when you should get a grown up.

Sparky's ABCs of Fire Safety

Fire safety is as easy as A-B-C! Sparky the Fire Dog is ready to teach you all about it.

Sparky's Hidden Pictures - Plan Your Escape!

Sparkys Hidden Picture

Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape Coloring Sheet

FPW22 Coloring Sheet

Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape Coloring Sheet (Spanish)

FPW22 Coloring Sheet Spanish

Sparky the Fire Dog Coloring Sheet

Coloring Sheet with Sparky the Fire Dog and "Beep Beep Beep"

Sparky the Fire Dog Coloring Sheet (Spanish)

Coloring Sheet Thumbnail (Spanish)

Home Fire Escape Planning Activity

Family Escape Planning Activity

Home Fire Escape Planning Activity (Spanish)

FPW Grid Thumbnail Spanish

Fire Prevention Week Completion Certificate

FPW Completion Certificate

Smoke Alarm Safety Check Calendar

Smoke Alarm Safety Sheet

Get to Know Smoke Alarms Worksheet

Get to Know Smoke Alarms

What Order? Family Fire Safety Activity

FPW Ordering Activity

How to Fold an Origami Dog Activity

Origami Dog

Additional Videos & Activities

What Do Firefighters Wear?

Come along with Firefighter Hayes as he shows you the different uniforms  firefighters wear to keep them safe!


Suggested Activity: Firefighter Paper Dolls


Fire Engine Tour

Come along with Engineer Manley and tour a real fire engine!


Suggested Activity: Fire Engine Coloring Sheet

When & How to Call 9-1-1

Learn when and how to call 9-1-1 for help on different kinds of phones.


Suggested Activity: 9-1-1 Workbook for Kids

Stay Safe in the Kitchen

Learn how to stay safe in the kitchen while cooking!

ESF Teaches the Sounds of Fire Safety

What's that sound? Learn the sounds of fire safety from Deputy Fire Marshal Dahl.


Suggested Activity: Get to Know Smoke Alarms Worksheet

"What's That Sound?"

Learn about the sounds of fire safety with Recess Monkey and Sparky the Fire Dog.

Story Time With the Fire Chief

"Fireman Small" by Wong Herbert Yee

Fireman Small has a busy day rescuing people and fighting fires... and it's not over yet. Just as he's preparing for a good night's sleep, the fire bell rings yet again!

Read by Deputy Chief Chris Heppel

"Firefighters A to Z" by Chris L. Demarest

From the minute the fire alarm rings, the day of a firefighter is filled with adventure -- and danger. Wherever there is a fire, we can be sure that firefighters will always be there!

Read by Deputy Chief Chris Heppel