A short PSA with animated characters to educate people about the four key elements that dictate fire behavior universally.
Wildfires are a frequent and significant hazard across Hawaii.
Help do your part by preventing wildfire and following these 14 easy action ideas to prepare your home, family, and community.
"It’s inevitable that your child will be curious about fire. The best way to teach fire safety for kids is to talk to them about the dangers. Make sure to also keep lighters and matches away from small children, and always talk about fire safety. Tips for teaching fire safety for kids can be found online, along with workbooks and fun guides, like our Fire Safety Packet! Make learning about child safety fun for your kids with these fire safety tips, and they’ll be more likely to remember what to do if there’s ever an emergency.
Does your family have an escape plan in place in the event of a fire? If not, teach your kids about what to do and set a meeting point for the family, a safe distance away from the house.
As your children grow, they want to do everything you do – including cooking. Because of the many fire-related risks of cooking, it’s important to be extra careful when your kids want to help in the kitchen. Make sure they understand the dangers related to cooking and don’t play around in the kitchen."
"Being prepared is one of the biggest things is creating a family fire safety plan. This would be utilized in the event of a fire so that all family members know what to do and where to go. In addition, in the event of a fire it is important to realize that the air will be filled with smoke and breathing this air will be a danger. In addition to the dangers of fire, one of the leading causes of death in a fire is from inhaling smoke.
To assist families in being safe in a fire, and more importantly to prevent fires, we have put together the following resources. Please feel free to use this information to keep your family safe. Also, share the information with others who can benefit from this page. And, most importantly – stay safe!"
"Although home fires have decreased drastically over the last thirty-five years, they still happen frequently. In fact, over 369,000 home fires occur in the United States each year, resulting in $6.8 billion worth of damage. Many of these fires are preventable, but some are not. Learn about the steps you can take to keep your family safe in the event of a fire, because when it comes to home fires, preparation can mean the difference in life and death."
Sparky the cartoon fire dog helps create a fun learning environment for youngsters to become informed about fire safety.
“Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. By taking the time to create an emergency supplies kit, your family will be prepared in the event of a disaster. The kit also helps children feel more secure knowing it is there in case of an emergency."
A fun, interactive website with printable activity books, videos with your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters, and much more.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reviews and collects resources that can be used in public outreach activities to help keep children safe from fire. Explore these materials to learn more about discussing fire safety for children with parents, teachers and other caregivers.
The Natural Inquirer is a regularly published magazine for middle school students to learn about all natural ecology, including several fire ecology publications.