MFS has developed a range of resources for use by teachers, parents and carers to assist in educating children on fire safety.

The MFS Schools Fire Safety Program and Poster Competition for 2022 is now closed.

Please check back in 2023 for more information.

In it's 20th year, this eagerly anticipated annual education program is loads of fun while at the same time giving life saving information to primary school children and their families.

This year the program is offered to all South Australian children from Reception to Year 6 with lesson plans being provided to all Junior Primary and Primary School Teachers as well as Out of School Hours Care facilities. Once the lessons have been delivered by teachers, children are encouraged to create a poster or drawing illustrating their understanding of the fire safety messages.

Winning Posters will be displayed in MFS Fire Stations and here on the MFS website.

We appreciate your support and we’re excited to see what this year’s competition brings.

Winning poster entries from 2022 competition:

Reception - coloured in by Ariana


Year 1 - hand drawn by Johanna

Year1 Year 2 - hand drawn by Sophia

Year 2

Year 3 - hand drawn by Eshaal

Year 3

Year 3 - hand drawn by Eva

Year 3

Year 4 - hand drawn by Indie

Year 4

Year 4 - hand drawn by Nala

Year 4

Year 5 - hand drawn by Sophia

Year 5

Year 6 - hand drawn by Kinan

Year 6

The MFS has developed a range of Home Fire Safety Lesson Plans that teachers, parents and caregivers can download to assist with teaching children about fire safety.

Lesson Plan - 4 to 5 years

Lesson Plan - 6 to 8 years

Lesson Plan - 9 to  11 years

Lesson Plan - Parent/Caregiver

Learning Outcomes

Our Home Fire Safety Lesson Plans aim to teach children:

  • how to identify / name good fires and bad fires
  • what number to call if there's a fire emergency
  • not to play with fire lighting items and materials
  • what to do if their clothes catch fire.


Materials outlined in the lesson plans can be found here:

For schools and pre-schools, we have a limited range of free educational resources available. These resources are not available for private parties.

To apply for these resources please complete the educational resources request form below.

Educational Resource Request Form

Activities for children

For a range of activity books, puzzles, colouring in sheets and sing-a-longs, visit our Kid's Corner.

Fire Safety Posters

We have a range of coloured posters for you to download and display in your classroom.

Has your child been lighting fires, playing with lighters or displaying behaviours that are not fire safe?

Our free, confidential, Juvenile Fire Lighters Interviention Program (J-FLIP) helps families address the issue of children playing with fire.

For more information visit our Juvenile Fire Lighters Intervention Program (J-FLIP).

Want more resources for children's activities?

Visit our Kid's Corner