Get Low and Go Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will understand how to crawl properly under smoke. Time Needed: 15 minutes Supplies Needed: Safety Mats, Bed sheet
Explain concept of “smoke rises” and why children need to crawl to get out of a smoke-filled room.
Put out safety mats. Hold one side of sheet and another crew member, teacher or a volunteer student hold the other side.
Tell children that the sheet will represent smoke. Explain that the bad air is above the sheet and the good air is below, so they need to crawl under it to get out.
Ask for volunteers to show group how to crawl under smoke. Time permitting, have each child practice crawling under smoke.
Review concept of “smoke rises.”
**Activity also appropriate for preschool.
Firefighters are Our Friends Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will be familiar with firefighter gear and understand that they should not hide from firefighters. Time Needed: 20 minutes Supplies Needed: Member of Springfield Fire Department, Turnout Gear
During this lesson, a member of the Springfield Fire Department must present. They will begin by discussing with children what firefighters are and what they do if a house catches on fire.
They will then put on turnout gear, one piece at a time and explain each item and reinforce that even underneath all the gear, they’re still the same person.
They will let children hear what they will sound like if they are looking for them in a burning home.
They will then allow children to touch helmet or gloves, if they would like.