Fire Safety for Kids

Candle Safety

A Coloring Book from New York City Fire Department

A coloring book from the New York City Fire Department. To download or print out. 16 pages.

Sparky the Fire Dog

Aimed at children 5-9. Includes Sparky's News - What's Cool - Help Sparky Out (escape plan game)- Fun Safety Ideas (to practice safety and escaping) - The Story of Sparky - Safety Tips and more. Kids can ask Sparky questions and learn all about Dalmatians and about fire trucks. There's also a Drive the Fire Truck game.

Smokey BearSMOKEY THE BEAR Movie Poster Masterprint. Includes protective Jacket. Click on image to access secured-shopping cart and to view a bigger picture.

The official web site of Smokey Bear - (Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires). Includes Forest Fun, Stories, Links, Fighting Forest Fires, Fun Facts, and more. Also includes Campfire Games - memory busters, amazing mazes, Put Out the Fire, a coloring book to print out, the Bear Facts, and more. A colorful site with good graphics. Aimed at Primary and Elementary students. Not a lot of actual information.

Fire Safety ABC's

Fire Safety Questions and Answers. Good basic information on fire extinguishers, evacuating a burning building and what to do if… situations. Includes a True/False Quiz.



Florida State Fire College Kids Site — The Hot Spot

Includes The Game Room, The Firehouse, Now Showing, What's New, Teacher's Guide, Online Games (Home Hazard Hunt, Color Me, Who Am I?, The Secret Message), and a firefighter movie featuring firefighter training.


NFPA Education (National Fire Prevention Association)

NFPA logo

Lots of information on fire safety and prevention. Look for Risk Watch, lesson plans arranged by grade level; Learn Not to Burn; Fire Prevention Week Facts and History, and more.


SOS Fires: Youth Intervention Program
A web site for the exchange of information on youth fire setting. Click on Welcome. Includes What's New, Links, FAQs, SOS Fires Training Program, and a Parent/Teacher Resource Center featuring articles on teen fire setting and links




Extinguish all candles when leaving the room or going to sleep.

Keep candles away from items that can catch fire (e.g. clothing, books, paper, curtains,

 Christmas trees, flammable decorations).

 Use candle holders that are sturdy, won't tip over easily, are made from a material that can't

burn and are large enough to collect dripping wax.

Don't place lit candles in windows, where blinds and curtains can close over them.

 Place candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface and do not use candles in places where t

hey could be knocked over by children or pets.

Keep candles and all open flames away from flammable liquids.

Keep candle wicks trimmed to one-quarter inch and extinguish taper and

 pillar candles when they get to within two inches of the holder or decorative material.

Votives and containers should be extinguished before the last half-inch of wax starts to melt.

Avoid candles with combustible items embedded in them.

Candles & children:

Keep candles up high out of reach of children.

Never leave a child unattended in a room with a candle. A child should not sleep in a

room with a lit candle.

Don't allow children or teens to have candles in their bedrooms. Store candles, matches

and lighters up high and out children's sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.

During power outages:   

       Try to avoid carrying a lit candle. Don't use a lit candle when searching for items in a confined space. 

 Never use a candle for a light when checking pilot lights or fueling equipment such as a kerosene heater or lantern.

The flame may ignite the fumes.

 Sparky the Fire Dog



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