MFS has developed a range of resources for use by teachers, parents and carers to assist in educating children on fire safety.
- Schools Fire Safety Program
- Lesson plans
- Activities and fire safety posters
- Juvenile Fire Lighters Intervention Program
The MFS Schools Fire Safety Program and Poster Competition will be back in 2022. Please check back in Term 2 for more information on when the Competition is live.
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.
Gift vouchers will be awarded for the winning entries in each year level, along with Merit Certificates. Every student receives a participation gift.
The Poster competition can be incorporated into the Australian Curriculum using General Capabilities – Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability – across a range of Learning Areas, but in particular Health and Physical Education, Technologies, English, Languages and The Arts.
The choice of activity is determined by the Australian Curriculum links.
Australian Curriculum Links: https://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/learning-areas-subjects
Information including the lesson plans and how to enter the poster competition will be uploaded in Term 2.
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.
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:
- Colouring in and puzzle sheets
- Home Fire Escape Plan brochure
- How to Make Your Home Fire Safe brochure
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.
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 Educational Programs.