Fire Safety For Kids
A few months ago, we went with a large group of kids and parents from our local Parent Link Centre to visit the Fire Hall. The firefighters were extremely kind and let the kids crawl through all of the fire trucks, try on gear, and showed them what the buttons on the pumper truck did. Much to the delight of every child there, they even gave them plastic firefighters hats. It was a great outing to check out a community resource that we wouldn’t typically have access to.
One of the questions that the firefighters posed to us while we were there was about our emergency plans. Did we have one? Did our children know what to do in case of a fire?
My husband and I had been talking about how to approach the topic of putting together an emergency plan. Since, we moved Mr J into his big boy room, the plan changed. We wanted to teach it to our children in a way that wouldn’t seem scary or intimidating. Thankfully, our old pal, Sparky the Fire Dog came through for us with these cool fire safety music videos.
Our favourite was Little Rosalie by SteveSongs. It is an extremely catchy tune and dance moves you can learn, if you desire. Mr J insisted I play it several times and watched it with wide eyes. It gives us the perfect jumping off point to now go into our emergency plan and in a fun way. Sparky even has our backs with that too on his Parents Portal – giving us easy-to-use printables to help.
Does your family have their own emergency plan? Did you change your fire detector batteries with the clocks moving forward?
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.