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West Chester Fire Department offers classroom resources for kids

Try these fire safety activities at home! Materials are accessible remotely from any device with an Internet connection.
Post Date:04/16/2020 10:35 AM

Try these fire safety activities at home!

In a typical year, the West Chester Fire Department reaches close to 90,000 people through various in-person outreach activities and education programs. Unfortunately, because of challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis, crews have had to cut back on non-essential public appearances in 2020.

Fortunately for families, first responders in West Chester offer educational materials that can be implemented remotely from home. Items include PSA videos with important fire prevention messages as well as printable activity sheets full of engaging and illustrated children’s lessons.

Materials are accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Click on the links below to get started.


West Chester Fire Department Criss-Cross
Try to fill-in the crossword puzzle using 11 fire safety clues.

West Chester Fire Department Word Scramble
Unscramble West Chester street names to respond to calls for service.

West Chester Fire Department Word Search
Search for 21 fire prevention terms.

NFPA Home Fire Escape Plan Grid
Draw a floor plan of your home with doors and windows, and mark two ways out of each room.


Page 1: Always know two ways out of every room. Create an escape plan for your home. Designate a safe family meeting spot outside.

Page 2: Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. Replace batteries when necessary and twice each year when clocks change for Daylight Saving Time.

Page 3: Close bedroom doors at night before going to sleep. When you “Close Before You Doze,” you can slow the spread of fire through your home if it were to ignite.

Page 4: Don’t be afraid of or hide from firefighters wearing their gear in emergencies. The equipment may look and sound scary, but firefighters are just people trying to help.

Click to download and print the complete four-page set of WCFD Fire Safety Coloring Pages.


The Close Your Door Song
The “Close Your Door Song” demonstrates the importance of closing doors at night before going to bed.

Plan and practice your escape
Not every hero wears a cape! Plan and practice your fire escape route at home.

Outdoor fire safety
Local scouts deliver an important message about outdoor fire safety.

Who You Gonna Call?
If there’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? Firefighters!

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