As part of our campaign to raise awareness for kids fire safety, we wanted to highlight some photos to inspire you to have a conversation with kids you know about fire safety.
We're working with a host of our partners across the public health, children’s advocacy and emergency management fields, including the National Commission on Children and Disasters. While the photos below aren’t directly from partners of this campaign, we’re hoping they give you some ideas on preparing your family for home fires.
Visit www.ready.gov/kidsfiresafety to learn more, and follow the conversation on Twitter by searching #kidsfiresafety.
Smoke fills the smokehouse model room as elementary school students listen to instructions from Fire Inspector Dave Land on how to exit a burning building. Land explained to them, as smoke builds it drops lower to the ground, so the 'get low and go' method works best for escaping. (Photo courtesy of Army.mil)
Denver, CO, June 12, 2009 – A FEMA staff member helps a child learn about disaster preparedness during a Fire Muster sponsored by West Metro Fire Rescue in Denver. The family event, now in its 15th year, features a range of safety and preparedness activities, including practice 911 calls, evacuation from an inflated Fire House, a variety of hands-on events and search-and-rescue demonstrations by the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue TF-1. (Photo courtesy of FEMA Photo Library)
A Fire education event hosted by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, of the National Parks Service, teaches the basics of fire safety to children. (Photo courtesy of National Parks Service)
Westwego, LA, March 29, 2007 - A first grade student at Westwego Elementary School shows off his work as his class works through the FEMA for Kids activity books provided by a Community Relations team during tornado recovery efforts. The kids activity book highlighted the basics of building an emergency supply kit and developing your family’s emergency plan. (Photo courtesy of FEMA Photo Library)