Fire Safety Taught by Kids

Fire Prevention Week in October brought creative thinking to the classroom. Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) challenged students and teachers to work together to create a video up to 60 seconds in length to educate others about fire safety. Topics could be anything related to cooking, smoke alarms, fire exits, and home escape plans.

Fire Prevention Week aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire.

“We normally do routine classroom education visits but went outside of the box this year to teach fire safety while respecting and adhering to public health orders,” said Jeff Pont, KFR’s Life Safety Educator. “We had outstanding video entries, and it was really difficult to select one class to receive the pizza party—overall, the goal of educating, having fun, and teaching fire safety was definitely achieved!”

A grade one Dallas Elementary class was awarded a $200 Staples gift card for the classroom, a pizza party delivered by fire truck, and a visit by Sparky, the fire dog. Video submissions were judged by the Fire Prevention team.

Watch three of the videos that were submitted, including the winning entry, below:

Dallas Elementary - winning submission

David Thompson Elementary

Aberdeen Elementary

Fire Prevention Week takes place annually during the second week of October. You can teach your kids with Sparky from the comfort of your own home at Sparky.org. Additional home fire safety tips for all ages can be found at Kamloops.ca/HomeSafe.