Welcome to the Fairborn Fire Department Fire Safety Education page. We trust that you will find your visit to be time well spent, and when you leave, we believe you'll take with you a better understanding of fire safety! As a parent, you'll find important information that can help you to make your home safer. As an educator, you'll find the makings of a valuable resource that will provide you with tools needed to teach fire safety. And if you're a student, you'll find all sorts of fun games and activities that help teach fire safety.
We will continue to add to the resources on this page as we find them! Until then, check out the resources below and start making your home Fire Safe!
Fairborn Fire Department Public Safety Videos
Here are a few good online resources to help you teach your kids about fire safety:
USFA for Kids (U.S. Fire Administration) – this website has the following resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers:
- Discussion Points about controlling kids’ access to fire, fire safety tips for the home, warning signs to detect if children have been playing with fire, and ideas to control curiosity (curious kids under the age of five will often set fires if not properly educated).
- Lesson Plans and Graphics to teach kids about escape planning, home fire safety, and smoke alarms
- Home Fire Guides
- Coloring Pages
- and more!
USFA Kids – The USFA website to teach kids with interactive tools which include:
- Lessons on home fire safety, smoke alarms, and escaping from a fire
- A quiz to test fire safety knowledge. At the end of the quiz, the official Junior Fire Marshal Certificate can be downloaded.
- Fun and games including crossword puzzles, word searches, Hazard House, and a card matching game
Sparky the Fire Dog – this website by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) includes:
- Games including Sparky’s Match Game, Crack the Code, Safe! With Sparky, The Great Escape Fire Drill Challenge, Tales from the Great Escape, etc.
- Downloadable .pdf activities such as Sparky’s Home Safety Checklist, Escape Plan Grid, etc.
- Interactive learning tool about Fire Trucks, including the Fire Truck Arcade with more games
- On the Fire Facts website, you’ll find a link to Fire Safe Kids, a website for kids that includes activities, coloring pages, games (Word Scramble, On Call, and Save the Town), and learning lessons.
The Burn Institute's Fire Safe Kid – website includes:
- The Kids Zone games, videos, and quizzes including Click & Color, Hot or Not, Dress the Firefighter, and a fire safety quiz.
- Families activities and tips section
- Teachers' tools, curriculum guides, and group activities to help bring fire safety to schools.
Safe Kids Worldwide Fire Safety Section – This resource is a good one for parents and grandparents. Similar to some of the already mentioned resources, this website discusses fire dangers, statistics, tips, and activities. However, there are some unique elements of this website including:
- Tips and videos specifically applying fire safety to families with children who are immobile (in a wheelchair), those who are visually or hearing impaired, have cognitive impairments, etc.
- Fire safety tips for families based on age groups of the kids (0-12 months old, 1-4 years old, 5-9 years old, 10-14 years old, and 15-19 years old).
- This is also a great website for non-fire related safety tips for kids.
2 Free App Games for iPhones and Androids:
There are many good apps for iPhones and Androids about fire safety but we thought these two free games were worth pointing out. Whether you’re at home, in the car, or elsewhere, you will usually have your phone with you. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android, you might want to consider these 2 games to keep you kids occupied and teach them fire safety at the same time:
LEGO City Fire Hose Frenzy!
Description from the app – “There’s a fire in LEGO City! Help the fireman and his trusty firedog put out the fires across LEGO City by climbing the fire truck ladder and using the fire hose. Use the fire hose to put out all the fires in every level. Some fires will be harder to reach than others!” There are 20 levels that increase in difficulty.
For iPhones & iPads:
Jobi's Fire Station (good for ages 2-6)
Description from the app – Jobi's Fire Station is a role-playing game in which your children will become Fire Fighters and do their best to protect Jobi's Town. The game helps small children understand Fire Fighters' everyday challenges and responsibilities. Children will learn by doing and imagine themselves taking part in dangerous but really important missions. Before they can go and save others, they will need to make sure their firetruck is ready and fully equipped.
Children will learn about fire blankets, fire extinguishers, and other life-saving equipment that can be found in a typical firetruck. Also, they will have a chance to learn what tasks other than putting out fire firefighters do every day. The Blackout Disaster mini-game will definitely be your child's favorite!
For iPhones and iPads:
Baby Panda's Fire Safety (Good for ages 0-8)
Description from the app - Have you ever wondered how firemen work when there is a danger? Do you want to go on a journey of firefighting with firemen? Come and experience their work! Learn to put out fire, keep safe from flood, and become a firefighting hero!
Ready to go
Ding, ding, ding, the phone is ringing!
-Hello, this is the fire station. What is your emergency?
-A fire broke out in the high-rise building. We need firemen to rescue us.
-Don’t worry. Firemen will set out soon.
Put on fire jackets, protective gloves and hats with the firemen. Drive the fire engine and set out to save the residents!
Fire in high-rise building
Prepare fire rescue equipment: fire axe, fire shovel, powder fire extinguisher, and gas mask. Put out the fire, follow the firemen into the building, use equipment to clear fallen obstacles, and help residents out of the building. Move on to the next rescue site!
Enter the mine with your fellow firemen. Remember to stop when you feel rocks falling in the front. Then use the detector to find the miner trapped by stones. Remove stones and save the miner!
Next, join firemen in flood rescue. Prepare a lifeboat. Drive the lifeboat and throw out the swimming ring to save residents trapped in the flood. Use a rope to retrieve rescue supplies. Remember to put on your life jacket. Safety first.