Kids Education & Fun
All members of a family should be involved in reducing the risk of wildfires. Children can learn what to do around the home to help prevent wildfire damage and what to do to protect themselves when wildfires do occur.
- Do you have working smoke alarm on every level of your home?
- Do you have working smoke alarms inside every bedroom?
- Does a grown-up test your smoke alarms at least once a month?
- Do you know the sound of your smoke alarms?
- Are your smoke alarms less than 10 years old? (Look on the back of smoke alarms for the date. If they are more than 10 years old, you need new ones.)
- Does your family have a home fire escape plan?
- Do you know two ways out of every room?
- Does your plan have an outside meeting place?
- Does your family have a fire drill at least twice a year?
- Does everyone at home know how to call the fire department once they are outside?
- Do you get outside and stay outside if the smoke alarm sounds?
Fire Prevention Links:
Fun Fire Safety Links and Activities
Wildfire Safety for Kids Coloring Book - ABC coloring book for preschool, kindergarten, first & second graders.
Resources for teaching children about wildfires and fire safety:
This interactive children’s educational DVD is being distributed throughout Nevada County through a collaboration of Fire Facts, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and the Nevada County Association of Realtors. The program educates not only children, but also their parents through exercises on fire safety. The program is nationally recognized and has proven to save lives. Visit www.firefacts.org to order your copy.