Resources for Teachers, Parents, Caregivers, and Fire and Life Safety Educators

As passionate leaders dedicated to community risk reduction, Winston-Salem Fire Department has made it a priority to build strategies, facilitate collaborations, and overcome barriers to make our communities safe, healthy, and resilient.

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND CAREGIVERS                                                                                                                       

PRESCHOOL

Learn Not to Burn Preschool

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRESCHOOL

Learn Not to Burn Kindergarten

Learn Not to Burn Grade 1

Learn Not to Burn Grade 2

The Story of Sparky the Fire DogUse a fun story about Sparky to teach kids about the elements of a story and how to analyze literature. (Meets CCSS Standards for 1st and 2nd grade.) 

What-a-Character-Lesson-Plan - 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 Lesson Plan - 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.) 

Data, Data Everywhere Lesson Plan (Grades 2-3) - Using a data collecting activity, students will work in pairs to learn the concept of recording data and create bar graphs, using information they gather from the “What’s that Sound” music video by Recess Monkey. 

Hula, Hula Relay Lesson Plan (Grades 2-3) - Pair the lesson plan featuring message cards and questions with the video for optimal learning. 

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

Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future Lesson Plan (Grades 2-5) - 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. 

Digital Backpack (Preschool-Grade 5) 

Birthday Party Phonics (Preschool -Grade 2) - 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. Includes downloadable white board and flip chart lessons. 

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. Includes downloadable white board and flip chart lessons. 

Fire Safety Choice Boards (Ages 5-7) 

Annie Makes a Plan (Ages 5-7) 

How Much Do You Know About Fire Safety? (Ages 4–7) 

The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms (Ages 6–10)  

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts (Ages 8–11) 

Videos for Lesson Plans

EARLY ADOLESCENT (AGES 10-14)

Making Safe and Responsible Choices

Careers in the Fire Service

HIGH SCHOOL

Fire Prevention for Teens

Burn Prevention for Teens

CHECKLISTS

Car Seat Checklist (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Haitian, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese)

Carbon Monoxide Safety Checklist

Cooking Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Checklist

Home Safety Checklist (also available in Portuguese and Spanish): 

RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS/CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS

Escape Planning for Older Adults

Fire Safety Checklist for Caregivers of Older Adults 

Home Fire Safety Tips for Older Adults 

Home Fire Safety Tips for Older Adults  (Spanish) 

COMMUNITY TOOL KITS

Keeping Your Community Cooking Safely (Handouts also available in Arabic, Bengali, English African, English Asian, English Latino, Farsi, French African, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, S’gaw Karen, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese)

Keeping Your Community Safe and Sound (Handouts also available in Spanish, German, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, and S’gaw Karen)

Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Escape Planning (Handouts also available in Arabic, Bengali, English African, English Latino, Farsi, First Nations, French African, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, S’gaw Karen, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Spanish easy to read – planning, Spanish easy to read – practice, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese)

 Keeping Your Community Safe and Warm (Handouts also available in Arabic, English Asian, Farsi, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)

Preparing Your Community for a Disaster (Handouts also available in Spanish)

Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Sprinklers  (Available in Easy-to-Read messages in both English and Spanish)

RESOURCES FOR OPERATIONS PERSONNEL/FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATORS

NFPA's ten-minute mini lesson plans are a beneficial resource for firefighters and fire and life safety educators that support our department’s goal of consistent messaging across our communities. The lesson plans are tailored to specific audiences - from worship services to service club meetings.

Remembering When – Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults (Materials also available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian) 

Winston-Salem Fire Department personnel – Each station has a CRR Resource binder with activity sheets, lesson plans, and safety tip sheets.

Winston-Salem Fire Department personnel – For additional resources needed, please contact Theresa Knops, Senior Community Educator at 336-407-1343 or theresak@cityofwsfire.org .