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Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future


Did you know that firefighters used to use their beards as air filtration devices? Or that they used to compete for the right to fight a fire? Get all of the details about these strange legends and more.

Firefighters are on their way


A firefighter song we can all sing along. Check. SteveSongs and NFPA's new music video is about the job of a firefighter and the role they play as community helpers. Best for grades PreK-1

Little Rosalie


Sing and dance along with SteveSongs as Rosalie and her little brother learn the four key steps to follow when you hear the sound of a smoke alarm.
Best for grades PreK-1

SteveSongs Moves!


Steve guides you through his dance moves step-by-step so you can also catch the rhythm.
Best for grades PreK-1

What's That Sound?


Can Recess Monkey and their gang of pals brave Sparky's flying smoke alarm to learn what it takes to stay fire safe?
Best for grades 2-3

Walk Away? Stay and Play?


Play a game with Sparky and determine when it is safe to play, when to stay away from a hot object, and when to inform a grown up. This video supports the wrap-up activity described in the lesson plan.

Hot, Not Hot, or Sometimes Hot


A great way for children to practice identifying items that are hot, sometimes hot, and not hot. Use the video to supplement the body of the lesson or to assess student learning.

Whose Hat is That?


This interactive 2 minute clip for the Learn Not to Burn Preschool Prgram lesson "Firefighters are Community Helpers" can be used to introduce the lesson if the suggested book is unavailable.

The Gear Firefighters Wear


This 3-minute clip for the Learn Not to Burn Preschool Prgram "Firefighters are Community Helpers" lesson helps children understand that a firefighter’s gear might look and sound scary, but there is a community helper underneath. The video is useful to supplement the discussion in the body of the lesson. It can also be used to close or extend the lesson.

Lessons from History: The Great Chicago Fire


NFPA's Casey Grant teams up with bestselling author of the 'I Survived' series, Lauren Tarshis to talk about the fire safety lessons we learned from the Great Chicago Fire.

Apps and e-Books

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts


Written by New York Times bestselling authors, this free eBook is ideal for reinforcing fire-safety messages with students while building critical skills in reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and more. Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts meets Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science through a combination of nonfiction, fictional stories, scientific diagrams, and poetry.

Sparky's Firehouse App Trailer


Sparky the Fire Dog's ® brand new app is loaded with games and activities perfect for teaching your early learner how to stay safe in case of a fire, plus early math, reading and literacy skills.

The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms Storybook


Sparky the Fire Dog® and his friends set out to solve a mystery in The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms. Share, read, or download the storybook with the kids to teach them fire safety.

The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms App Trailer


Sparky the Fire Dog® and his friends set out to solve a mystery in The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, a new free app that teaches kids fire-safety skills with a compelling new story, standards-aligned materials and loads of fun tappable animations.

Sparky’s Birthday Surprise App Trailer


Teach kids important fire-safety skills with Sparky’s Birthday Surprise, a new free app jam-packed with games, activities, coloring pages, and even a sing-a-long. With bright graphics and kid-friendly tappable animations throughout, this free app is aligned to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

Sparky’s Match Game


In this fun and original FREE app, children are shown by Sparky the Fire Dog himself what a smoke alarm looks like. They will learn the sound a smoke alarm makes, and what to do when they hear that sound.

Sparky's Brain Busters App Trailer


Sparky the Fire Dog's ® new free trivia app challenges students to work alone or team up with friends and classmates to answer questions on standards-aligned subjects like math, science, pop culture and fire safety.

Lessons and Activities

Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future


Download a standards-aligned classroom lesson plan that includes an informational text reading and related discussion questions to use alongside the Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future video.

Fire Prevention Week 2016


Topic: Promoting working smoke alarms in the community
Audience: Students in grades 1–5
Materials: sample smoke alarms, supplies for selected activity
Time Frame: 30–45 minutes plus time for the project

Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program (Spanish)


NFPA created the Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program in 1991 to address the high risks children under the age of five face in regards to fatal home fires.

The updated program integrates literacy, movement, music, and dramatic play to provide a developmentally appropriate learning experience for preschool-aged children.

Five lessons tap into varied learning styles to reinforce the safety concepts for young children. The behaviors and strategies addressed in the revised program are guided by research related to fire and life safety messaging and young children including the use of positively-framed messages, opportunities for active engagement and encouragement of family involvement.

The Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program lessons are intended for 3-5 year old children.

Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program


NFPA created the Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program in 1991 to address the high risks children under the age of five face in regards to fatal home fires.

The updated program integrates literacy, movement, music, and dramatic play to provide a developmentally appropriate learning experience for preschool-aged children.

Five lessons tap into varied learning styles to reinforce the safety concepts for young children. The behaviors and strategies addressed in the revised program are guided by research related to fire and life safety messaging and young children including the use of positively-framed messages, opportunities for active engagement and encouragement of family involvement.

The Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program lessons are intended for 3-5 year old children.

Learn Not to Burn Kindergarten Program


Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) Kindergarten presents six fire-safety messages using classroom lesson, activities and home connections. It can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated in language arts core curriculum lessons. The fire department can be invited to the classroom throughout the program to support the fire-safety messages taught. LNTB is an easy to use flexible guide for teachers to respond to the needs of the classroom. Make time for fire safety in your classroom.

Learn Not to Burn Grade 1


Learn Not to Burn Grade 1 presents six fire safety messages using classroom lessons, activities and home connections. It can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated in language arts core curriculum lessons. The fire department can be invited to the classroom throughout the program to support the fire safety messages taught. Learn Not to Burn is an easy to use flexible guide for teachers to respond to the needs of the classroom. Make time for fire safety education in your classroom.

Learn Not to Burn Grade 2


Learn Not to Burn Grade 2 presents six fire safety messages using classroom lessons, activities and home connections. It can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated in language arts core curriculum lessons. The fire department can be invited to the classroom throughout the program to support the fire safety messages taught. Learn Not to Burn is an easy to use guide for teachers to respond to the needs of the classroom. Make time for fire safety education in your classroom.

What a Character!


Teach your students about character traits while they learn how to stay fire safe. (Meets CCSS Standards for 1st and 2nd grade.)

Smoke Alarm Sounds


Show your students proper punctuation along with the proper reaction to the “beep, beep, beep” of a smoke alarm. (Meets CCSS Standards for 1st and 2nd grade.)

Fire Prevention Week: Parent Letter


Teachers: Help your students stay safe at home! This printable PDF guide will show students and parents how to check their smoke alarms at home. Print out a copy and send it home in your students’ backpacks today.

Fire Prevention Week: Parent Letter (Spanish)


Teachers: Help your students stay safe at home! This printable PDF guide will show students and parents how to check their smoke alarms at home. Print out a copy and send it home in your students’ backpacks today.

Birthday Party Phonics


In this lesson, students will learn to navigate their way to safety, solve the clues to reveal the hidden birthday party characters, drag-and-drop the dogs at their Outside Meeting Places, and more. Download the White Board and the Flip Chart lessons for your classroom.

Fire-Safety Math


In this lesson, students will assess how many smoke alarms are needed in various homes, practice factoring through word problems, calculate averages, and more. Download the White Board and the Flip Chart lessons for your classroom.

The Science of Fire and More


Students will play on teams to answer a series of fire-safety questions and connect the dots, learn to distinguish among sentence types, discover how fires burn and how they can be extinguished, and more. Download the White Board and the Flip Chart lessons for your classroom.

Firehouse Coloring Math


Solve the problems and use the key to color the room.

Firehouse Coloring Math (Spanish)


Solve the problems and use the key to color the room.

Tongue Twisters & Riddles


Can you say them ten times fast?

Choose Your Outside Meeting Place


Choose the best outside meeting places for your family.

Choose Your Outside Meeting Place (Spanish)


Choose the best outside meeting places for your family.

Sparky Word Scramble


Unscramble the letters to learn Sparky’s most important fire safety terms.

Sparky Word Scramble (Spanish)


Unscramble the letters to learn Sparky’s most important fire safety terms.

Escape Plan Grid


How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

Bookmark Bonanza


Download, share, and use these fun bookmarks to spread the word about fire-safety.

Origami Dog


Lean how to fold and origami dog that looks just like Sparky!

Sparky's Home Safety Check List


Become an official Safety Inspector! Make sure your home is safe and inspect for risks. Ask a grown-up for help.

How To Draw A Fire Dog


Step-by-step instructions on how to draw a fire dog.

Sort It Out


A printable activity where you sort objects by "Hot" or "Not Hot".

Kitchen Safety Hidden Pics


See if you can find the given objects.

1-2-3-4 Order


(Grades PreK-1)
Teach kids to sequence the steps to fire safety!

Safety Search


(Grades PreK-1)
Get fire-safe with this fun matching game.

You’re a Star


(Grades PreK-1)
Turn your kids into fire-safety superstars.

Hula, Hula Relay


(Grades 2-3)
Jump, skip and hop your way to fire safety.

Data, Data Everywhere


(Grades 2-3)
Collect some fire-safe data to win.

In My Opinion


(Grades 2-3)
Let your students’ fire-safe voices be heard!

The Great Chicago Fire


(Grades 3-5) Help your students understand the risk of injury from a fire, and partake in community responsibility through the Great Chicago Fire activity. Use the video along with the activity!

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts Curriculum Guide


Use this discussion guide with related activities to reinforce fire-safety messages with students while building critical skills in reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and more.

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts Parents Guide


Use the activities in the Science Facts Parents Guide with your little ones, and learn how to plan a fire safety meeting at home!

What a Character Worksheet


Use the “Sparky the Fire Dog® — What a Character” worksheet with the Case of The Missing Smoke Alarm video for a fun interactive lesson for your students.

Perfect Punctuation Worksheet


Use the Perfect Punctuation worksheet with the Smoke Alarm Sounds lesson plan to encourage students demonstrate basic capitalization and punctuation when writing.

Little Rosalie


Show your students how to identify the sound of a smoke alarm and what to do if it sounds. You can play the “Little Rosalie” music video to bring these lessons to life in a fun way for your students.

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Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future cover


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Whose Hat is that cover


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What's That Sound? cover


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Little Rosalie cover


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Learn Not to Burn Grade 1 cover


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Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program cover


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Learn Not to Burn Kindergarten Program


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