Fire Prevention Education
Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2023!
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This year's theme is cooking safety. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and most are preventable. Explore these at-home activities with your household and learn how you can all play a part in fire safety.
This year we're able to offer educational resources for kids, teens, adults, and seniors!
Cooking Safety for Kids
Resources for Educators
Plan Your Escape Videos & Activities
Making a Home Fire Escape Plan
Learn the steps to make your own home fire escape plan! Don't forget to mark two possible exits from every room and practice with your loved ones!
Walk Away or Stay and Play?
Sparky the Fire Dog wants you to know what is ok to play with and when you should get a grown up.
Sparky's ABCs of Fire Safety
Fire safety is as easy as A-B-C! Sparky the Fire Dog is ready to teach you all about it.
Additional Videos & Activities
Fire Engine Tour
Come along with Engineer Manley and tour a real fire engine!
Stay Safe in the Kitchen
Learn how to stay safe in the kitchen while cooking!
"What's That Sound?"
Learn about the sounds of fire safety with Recess Monkey and Sparky the Fire Dog.