Resources for Educators

Lessons, activities, and more for teaching your students what they need to know about fire safety

Why Teach Fire Safety

Did you know in 2020 home fires caused 2,580 deaths and fire departments responded to 356,500 home fires in the United States?

Teaching your students how to prevent fires and how to respond properly in a fire situation are skills your students will remember and practice throughout their lives.

Image of fire fighter with class of students.

Learn Not to Burn®

With NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) program you are teaching your students to recognize and avoid fire risks, helping them lead fuller and more productive lives and reaching beyond the classroom to families in this process.

LNTB reaches children using proven educational strategies that incorporate NFPA’s philosophy of teaching positive, practical fire safety messaging. Based on field- tested results, each curriculum presents key fire safety messages, classroom lessons, activities, and home connections.

NFPA has extensive experience in curriculum development. With certified classroom teachers on staff and in the field, we are able to convene a team seasoned in the important components of curriculum development–planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating.

Do you have students that live in apartments or high-rise building? Send this Fire Safety in the City guide home with your students.

“The best thing we can do for our students is to provide the space for significant conversations and offer families tools and resources designed to support and continue the conversation at home. Because getting plans into action saves lives.” —Shannon Morris, 3rd Grade Teachers, Chicago, IL

Buy the book

The Story of Sparky the Fire Dog — Educator Edition, features a large format for shared reading with students. Order your copy today. (Pre-K–Grade 2 | Dimensions: 11.125 in. x 15 in. | Qty: 1)

NFPA is on Kahoot!

Test your fire safety savvy with five fun quizzes.