1.10 Fire Safety

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Gathering Activity

Opening song

Spark Promise


  • If your clothes catch fire - Stop, Drop and Roll. Roll over and over for a long time until the flames are out, covering your face and mouth with your hands.
  • Know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Smoke alarms detect smoke very early and give us precious seconds needed to escape. Sparks need to recognize the sound of a smoke alarm. Getting out quickly is important because fire moves fast. There is no time to get dressed or collect favourite toys. Never hide from smoke and fire in closets or under beds. Know two ways out of every room (if possible). If heat or smoke blocks the doorway, then the second way out can be used. Test doors before opening them. Feel the door (not the door handle) and look for smoke coming in around the cracks. If the door is not hot, open it slowly but be prepared to slam it shut if smoke or heat rushes in. If the door is hot, use the second exit. If you have to travel through a smoky area, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest exit. Smoke rises,leaving cooler, cleaner air close to the floor. Once out of the building, go to your meeting place and never go back into the building. Everyone should practice a family escape plan at home on a regular basis.
  • Hot things can hurt you. Teach Sparks the following: “Look First, Think Twice and Choose Smart” to identify and avoid everyday burn hazards. Matches, lighters, lit candles and hot liquids can cause burns. Hot things include items that are sometimes cold, such as irons, stoves and heaters. Be careful when running bath water. Have an adult check the temperature. Be cautious when turning on hot tap water and keep a safe distance from people with hot drinks.Be aware of the three-foot safety zone around the stove. Dangling cords from appliances are a hazard. Stay away from gas fireplaces, wood stoves,barbeques, campfires and lit candles.
  • Tell an adult if you find matches or lighters. Teach the Sparks that matches and lighters are for adult use only. They are dangerous for children. If matches or lighters are found, be aware of Danger! Don’t touch! Tell an Adult!





  • Firefighters (sung to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”)
        Down the street the engine goes

        The firefighters get to the fire

        Up the ladder with their hose

        Out goes the fire!
  • Wheels on the Fire Truck (sung to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”)
        The wheels on the truck go round and round, round and round, round and round.

        The wheels on the truck go round and round, all through the town.

        The siren on the truck goes whoo, whoo, whoo.; whoo, whoo,whoo; whoo whoo, whoo

        The siren on the truck goes whoo whoo whoo, all through the town

        The ladder on the truck goes up and down, up and down, up and down,

        The ladder on the truck goes up and down, all through the town

        The hose on the truck goes whoosh, whoosh, whoosh; whoosh, whoosh, whoosh; whoosh, whoosh, whoosh

        The hose on the truck goes whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, all through the town
  • I am a Firefighter (sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
        I am a firefighter, helmet on my head

        I drive a truck that’s painted red

        I use ladders and hoses too

        And help make everything safe for you.