Teachers' Resources

Teacher's Resources

Welcome to the teacher's resources page. This page will be updated in the near future with additional materials for teaching home fire and life safety to children of all ages.

2019 Annual Schools Fire Safety Competition

2019 MFS Schools Fire Safety Competition

The 2019 Schools Fire Safety Competition is now open and schools around the State are encouraged to submit entries in either of two categories: Multimedia or Poster.

Since 2002 the SA Metropolitan Fire Service has promoted the annual “Learn! Don’t Burn!” Fire Safety Competition to all South Australian schools. Over the years we’ve had fantastic responses from all over the state.


With a closing date of Friday 25 October 2019, the Schools Fire Safety Competition can be included in the curriculum in Term 3 or early in Term 4. The children can enter with a simple poster, or they can be as adventurous as they like using the multi-media competition.


  • Poster Competition: (PDF 372KB) Teachers can teach and use any of the fire safety messages as the subject for the children’s poster entries. Original artwork only – no electronic entries. Note that for Reception and Year One students, we have provided a choice of colouring in sheets as an alternative to hand-drawn artwork. Refer to the Teaching Notes (PDF 380KB) and Poster Competition instructions. 
  • Multimedia Competition (PDF 372KB): Students can use any form of creative media to convey the fire safety messages – dance, song, video, TV ad, powerpoint presentation, banner, mural – tap into your students’ creativity! Refer to the Teaching Notes (PDF 380KB) and Multimedia Competition instructions.


Judging of the Poster competition will be carried out by public vote at the MFS Annual Adelaide Fire Station Open Day, Saturday 9 November 2019.

Judging of the Multimedia competition will be carried out by the MFS.

The Judges' decisions will be final.


Every student who participates will receive a fire safety bookmark to colour in. In addition merit certificates are awarded across all year levels to outstanding Poster entries.

Both competitions have great prizes!

  • In the Poster competition, Premier Art Supplies are our sponsors for the fourth year in a row. There will be one $40 Premier Art Supplies voucher awarded to a student from each year level – Reception to Year 7.
  • In the Multimedia competition there will be up to eight $100 Dymocks vouchers to be won as class prizes. Dymocks Rundle Mall have been a proud supporter of the Schools Fire Safety Competition for 16 years and we thank them for their ongoing support.

Winners will be notified and prizes will be distributed week commencing 18 November 2019.

Winning Poster competition entries will be displayed in the DECD Gallery, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide between Monday 16 December 2019 and Friday 24 January 2020.


Winning entries from the 2018 competition are displayed below:


MFS Image - 2018 Reception winner Tommy and Libby

Year One

MFS Image - 2018 Year 1 winner Jesse

Year Two

MFS Image - 2018 Year 2 winner Ethan

Year Three

MFS Image - 2018 Year 3 winner Farriz

Year Four

MFS Image - 2018 Year 4 winners Naomi and Yuna

Year Five

MFS Image - 2018 Year 5 winner Anna

Year Six

MFS Image - 2018 Year 6 winner Tiffany

Year Seven

MFS Image - 2018 Year 7 winner Jacob

Teachers' Resources

Colouring In Posters

Family Fire Safety Checklist (PDF 326KB)

Fire Safety Posters for Display


Colouring In Posters

The MFS provides these PDF files for you to download and copy for your class to colour in.


MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 1 Year R-2 MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 2 Year R-2 MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 3 Year 3-5

Good Fires

(PDF 217KB)

Bad Fires

(PDF 205KB)

Matches & Lighters are
Tools Not Toys!

(PDF 201KB)


MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 4 Year 3-5 MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 5 Year 6-9 MFS Image - Colouring In Poster 6 Year 6-9

In an Emergency Phone 000

(PDF 198KB)

When the Room Fills with Smoke, Get down low and go, go, go!

(PDF 186KB)

When your clothes catch on fire, stop, cover, drop & roll!

(PDF 209KB)


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Fire Safety Posters for Display 

The MFS provides these PDF files for you to download and display in your classroom.

MFS Image - Good Fires Colour Poster MFS Image - Bad Fires Colour Poster MFS Image - Phone 000 Colour Poster

Good Fires Colour Poster

(PDF 1,028KB)

Bad Fires Colour Poster

(PDF 901KB)

Phone 000

(PDF 782KB)

MFS Image - Matches & Lighters Colour Poster  MFS Image - Get Down Low Colour Poster  MFS Image - Smoke Alarms Colour Poster

Matches & Lighters are Tools not Toys!

(PDF 1,089KB) 

Get Down Low & Go Go Go! 

(PDF 857KB)

Smoke Alarms Save Lives 

(PDF 940KB)

 MFS Image - Get Out Stay Out Colour Poster  MFS Image - Stop Cover Drop & Roll Colour Poster  

Get out and Stay out!

(PDF 1,053KB)

Stop Cover Drop & Roll

(PDF 958KB)



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