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Teaching Children Fire Safety: Tips and Tricks for Parents and Educators



Fire safety is an essential skill that every child should learn, and it's never too early to start teaching them. By educating children about fire safety and how to react in the event of a fire, we can help prevent injuries and fatalities caused by fire.


In this blog post, we've shared some tips and tricks for parents and educators to prepare children for a fire emergency. We discussed the importance of "go down low and go go go" if there is smoke in the room, and "stop, drop, cover, and roll" if a child's clothes catch fire. We also emphasized the significance of calling 000 in the event of a fire.


Moreover, we announced an exciting visit from firefighters to our centre on 22 March. During their visit, they will provide a unique opportunity for children to get up close with a fire truck and learn from real firefighters about fire safety. They will also demonstrate what to do in the event of a fire, what number to call, what to say to emergency representatives, and other useful things.


Fire safety education is the first line of defence against misuse of fire and fire fatalities and injuries. Prevention through education is the single most modifiable strategy that fire services can implement to reduce the risk of fire to children. We encourage all parents and educators to take advantage of this opportunity and teach children about fire safety.


Let's work together to keep our children safe and informed about fire safety.



Fire safety is an essential skill that every child should learn. Children have limited capacity to understand the risks and consequences of fire, which makes them vulnerable to misusing fire and being harmed by it. Therefore, it is crucial to educate children about fire safety to protect them from fire fatalities and injuries.

Fire safety education for children is the first line of defence against misuse of fire and fire fatalities and injuries. Prevention through education is the single most modifiable strategy that fire services can implement to reduce the risk of fire to children. Education can help children to identify fire hazards, understand how fire works, and learn what to do in the event of a fire.


To further enhance fire safety education, firefighters will be visiting South Parramatta Granville Preschool on 22 March. During their visit, they will demonstrate what to do in the event of a fire, what number to call, what to say to emergency representatives, and other useful things. Children will have the opportunity to interact with firefighters, ask questions, and learn about fire safety. A fire truck visit is coming to our centre too! The firefighters have informed us that they may allow children to climb the track, touch different parts of it, and even hold the hose, as a way to help them learn about fire safety. This visit will provide a unique opportunity for children to get up close with a fire truck and learn from real firefighters about fire safety.


We believe that this experience will be a great way for children to learn about the importance of fire safety and how firefighters work to keep us safe. By using these materials and inviting firefighters to visit schools, we can help prevent injuries and fatalities caused by fire.


Access to supportive materials such as lesson plans, worksheets, and other resources can be found online. These resources provide videos, games, and activities that children can engage with and learn about fire safety. By using these materials, children can learn about the importance of smoke alarms, escape plans, and other essential fire safety skills.


Fire safety is an important life skill that should be taught to every child. By educating children about fire safety, we can help prevent injuries and fatalities caused by fire. Providing access to supportive materials and inviting firefighters to visit schools are effective strategies to teach children about fire safety. By working together, we can ensure that children are safe and prepared in the event of a fire. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your children to our centre on this exciting day. This visit will undoubtedly be an experience that children will remember for years to come. Let's work together to keep our children safe and informed about fire safety.


What to do if there is a fire

It's important to prepare children on what to do in the event of a fire. If there is smoke in the room, it's essential to remember to "go down low and go go go." Smoke rises, and going down low will help children avoid inhaling too much smoke and reduce the risk of suffocation. In addition, if a child's clothes catch fire, it's important for them to "stop, drop, cover, and roll." This means that they should stop moving, drop to the ground, cover their face with their hands, and roll back and forth until the flames are out.


It's also crucial to teach children the importance of calling 000 in the event of a fire. Children should learn how to dial 000 and what to say to the emergency representative. This is where the visit from the firefighters on 22 March can be especially valuable, as they will be able to demonstrate what to do in the event of a fire, what number to call, what to say to emergency representatives, and other useful things.


By teaching children about fire safety and how to react in the event of a fire, we can help prevent injuries and fatalities caused by fire. It's essential to remember that fire safety education is the first line of defence against misuse of fire and fire fatalities and injuries. By working together, we can ensure that children are safe and prepared in the event of a fire.

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