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Preschool Fire Safety Program

Young children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries.  To address the fire safety needs of preschoolers, the Seattle Fire Department offers a comprehensive fire safety program for delivery in preschools and daycares.  Materials are aimed at children between the ages of three to five years.

The Fire Safety Program utilizes the award-winning Play Safe! Be Safe! kit to teach four important lessons:

  • Firefighters are our friends
  • Stop! Drop! And Roll!
  • Crawl low under smoke
  • Keep away from matches and lighters

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PLAY SAFE!  BE SAFE!  KIT

The Play Safe! Be Safe! kit is mailed free of charge to teachers working at preschools and daycares in the City of Seattle.  Each kit contains a 20-minute video, activity boards, card game and teacher's manual.

  • All preschool groups are required to complete the Play Safe! Be Safe! education kit prior to a visit with firefighters.
  • Children must be ages 3-5 to participate.
  • To obtain a free kit, fill out the request section of the online registration form and a kit will be mailed to the mailing address entered into the form.  Only preschool groups in Seattle may request a free kit.

When you register to participate in the Fire Safety Program you may also schedule your after-program visit with a crew of firefighters from your local fire station. 

Register online for the Preschool Fire Safety Program


Firefighter Visits

Basic Information for all Firefighter Visits
  • Teachers and caregivers must complete the Play Safe! Be Safe! kit with the children prior to a visit with the firefighters.
  • Firefighter visits must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance and not more than 3 months in advance.
  • Children must be ages 3-5 to participate.
  • The preschool group or daycare must be in the City of Seattle.
  • The Play Safe! Be Safe! kit can be obtained for free from the Seattle Fire Department Public Education Section.
  • Firefighter visits last 20-40 minutes.
  • Only one visit per day, per fire station can be scheduled.  If you have more than one group, you will need to submit a separate registration form for each group and their visits will need to be scheduled on different days.
  • Visits may not be scheduled earlier than 10:00 AM
  • The firefighter visit may be cancelled at the last minute with no notification due to emergency response or firefighter training requirements.
     
Firefighter Visit Options

You may choose Option A or Option B.  You cannot select both options.  Be sure to select the option that is most appropriate for your group.


Option A - Visit a Fire Station
  • Maximum number of participants is 25 (includes chaperones)
  • Requires 1 chaperone for every 5 children.  Fire stations are active places for firefighter work.  This must be kept in mind when touring the station.  Appropriate ratios of children to chaperones are required.
  • The tour is only for the children in the preschool/daycare group (i.e. no siblings or other children).

Register online for the Preschool Fire Safety Program

Option B - Firefighters Visit Your Facility
  • Minimum group size is 15.
  • A parking area must be provided where the fire engine/truck can get in and out quickly in the event of an emergency.
  • An adequate number of chaperones must be present to quickly clear children from the fire engine/truck if there is an emergency.
  • The tour is only for the children in the preschool/daycare group (i.e. no siblings or other children).

Register online for the Preschool Fire Safety Program


Smart Kids! Safe Kids! A Resource Guide for Teachers

The Smart Kids! Safe Kids! A Resource Guide for Teachers is mailed free of charge to teachers working at preschools and daycares in the City of Seattle. 

The Seattle Fire Department Public Education Section and Public Health Seattle-King County Emergency Medical Services Division have collaborated to produce this wonderful tool for preschool and daycare providers.

We hope this collection of informational articles, fun and educational lesson plans and classroom activities will help you incorporate valuable fire and life safety information into your classroom learning activities. Additionally, we hope it will assist you in involving the parents of your students in these valuable lessons. The Smart Kids! Safe Kids! Resource Guide is divided into three topic areas:

  • Home Fire Safety and Fire Escape Planning
  • Match and Lighter Safety
  • Injury Prevention

The articles in the guide are informative and user friendly and can be shared with staff and parents alike. The lesson plans are targeted to the needs of 3-5 year old children and can help them develop valuable skills to help keep them safe.

By providing quality information in an audience appropriate manner to teachers, parents and preschoolers we can begin to reduce the devastating effects of childhood injuries.

The Resource Guide is free and is available to preschool teachers and caregivers in the City of Seattle.  Please use the link below to request a free copy of the Resource Guide.

Smart Kids! Safe Kids! Resource Guide for Teachers Request Form

To receive further information email the Public Education Office

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Last Modified:   August 21, 2012

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