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S.A.F.E. Teaching Tools

Tools for fire and life safety educators teaching the S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE programs.

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Curriculum Planning Guidebook

The Guidebook supports the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program with information about student development, fire safety behaviors and how to teach the behaviors to different age groups, and with resources and ideas about creating lesson plans.

The Guidebook is a living document and ideas for changes, new resources and additions are welcome. Forward them to  Cynthia.Ouellette@mass.gov.

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Identification  

Chapter 2 – Selection  

Chapter 3 – Design  

         Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Pre-K Behaviors  

         Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Kindergarten Behaviors  

         Curriculum Planning Guidebook - 1st & 2nd Grade Behaviors  

         Curriculum Planning Guidebook - 3rd & 4th Grade Behaviors

         Curriculum Planning Guidebook - 5th & 6th Grade Behaviors

Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Chapter 4 - Implementation  

Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Chapter 5 - Evaluation  

Appendices

          Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Appendix A - Resources  

          Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Appendix B - Glossary  

          Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Appendix C - Lesson Plans

          Curriculum Planning Guidebook - Appendix D - Curriculum Framework Links 

S.A.F.E. Teacher Evaluations

Teacher evaluations allow classroom teachers to provide feedback to firefighter educators after S.A.F.E. presentations. 

S.A.F.E. Teacher Evaluation - Number Scale

S.A.F.E. Teacher Evaluation - Likert Scale

Preschool Teaching Resouces

The Learn Not to Burn- Preschool Program – NFPA
This five lesson program uses literacy, movement, music, and drama to teach preschoolers fire safety concepts.
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Resources/Education-Programs/Learn-not-to-burn/Learn-Not-to-Burn-Preschool-Program

 

play safe! be safe!® - BIC Corporation
play safe! be safe! provides educators and parents with a multimedia program to teach fire safety skills to young children. The program includes: in-person workshops for educators, a kit of tools, and an interactive website of educational games and activities.
http://playsafebesafe.com/teaching-fire-safety/

 

Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children – FEMA
The program includes easy-to-use lessons and activities to teach fire safety messages and to show children what to do if there’s a fire.
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/sesame_street_program.html

 

Elementary Teaching Resources

Sparky Schoolhouse –NFPA
The NFPA and Sparky provide resources for teaching fire safety including apps, videos, lesson plans and activities.
www.Sparkyschoolhouse.org

 

Learn Not to Burn - NFPA
Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB)  presents six fire-safety messages for grades K-2 using classroom lessons, activities and home connections. It can be used alone or integrated in language arts core curriculum. The fire department or classroom teachers can use the programs.
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Resources/Education-Programs/Learn-not-to-burn/Learn-Not-to-Burn-Preschool-Program

 

Be Burn Aware - Shriners Hospital for Children, National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
This program includes educational materials, events and professional training. injuries.
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/beburnaware

 

Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries using informational flyers and classroom activities.
https://nfsc.org/materials/materials-by-age/kids

 

Smokey Bear
Help kids learn to prevent wildfires. This website provides activities and games about protecting the forest.
https://smokeybear.com/en/smokey-for-kids

 

Fire Safe Kids
A website where learning fire safety is easy! A free resource with games, activities and coloring for children.
http://www.firesafekids.org/

 

Volunteer Fire Fighters Alliance
Download free fire prevention materials or order materials to support your lessons.
http://www.volunteerfirefighteralliance.org/education.html

 

Before the Fire: Prevention Works!
Fire safety lesson plans for grades preK-8.
http://prevention1st.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Before-The-Fire-Prevention-Works-1.pdf

 

Middle School Teaching Resources

Be Burn Aware - Shriners Hospital for Children, National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
This program includes educational materials, events and professional training. injuries.
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/beburnaware

 

Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries using informational flyers and classroom activities.
https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_age/pre-teens-10-14

 

Before the Fire: Prevention Works!
Fire safety lesson plans for middle school students.
http://prevention1st.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Before-The-Fire-Prevention-Works-1.pdf

 

It’s Up to You (2005) DVD
Fire awareness curriculum for middle school. Produced by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal. Borrow the DVD from DFS. See the contact information below

 

Get Out, Stay Out! (2003)   DVD
Borrow the DVD from DFS. See the contact information below.

High School Teaching Resources

Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries using informational flyers and classroom activities.
https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_age/teens-15–19-years

 

Fire Power DVD - National Fire Protection Association
Fire Power is an accurate description of what happens as fire develops and spreads throughout a house. The film shows the power and speed of an uncontrollable fire. Borrow the DVD from DFS. See the contact information below.

 

Fire Smart Campus - The Center for Campus Fire Safety and Underwriters Laboratories
This is an instructor led training program targeting those who are responsible for fire safety at colleges and universities.
http://www.campusfiresafety.org/Training-Activities/Training/FireSmart-CampusTraining

 

College Fire Safety Information
High School students are planning for college. When students move into campus and off-campus housing they need to think about fire safety. These websites offer fire awareness programs, provide a library of fire and life safety information, and information for parents of high school and college students.
http://www.campusfiresafety.org/

http://www.campus-firewatch.com/

https://www.mingerfoundation.org/

Older Adult Teaching Resources

Fire Safety Materials for Older Adults  - USFA
Use these free materials when educating older adults (ages 65 and over) and their caregivers about home fire safety.
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/older_adults.html

 

Remembering WhenTM: A Fire and Fall Program for Older Adults - NFPA 
Remembering WhenTM is a fire and fall prevention program for older adults. The program is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention.
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Resources/Education-Programs/Remembering-When

 

Home Safety for Older Consumers - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission                 
This 16-page booklet is presented in a checklist format. Use this checklist with older adults to prepare them for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in homes. The booklet can be used by older adults, or as a teaching tool for fire safety educators.
https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/701.pdf

 

Home Fire Safety Awareness Program Toolkit for Older Adults - The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) 
This includes safety tip sheets that provide information about the fire hazards of cooking, heating, and electrical equipment. It also includes a home fire safety check list. 
https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-fire-safety-for-older-adults-safety-awareness-program-toolkit-248

Contact

Phone

Cynthia Ouellette (978) 567-3381
David DeMarco (978) 567-3388

Address

1 State Road
Stow, MA 01775
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