• Media Center Resources


    Chald, D. (1982). When there is a fire, go outside. Chicago, IL: Children’s Press.

    “Presents safety rules to be followed in case of a fire in the house.”

    Call Tag: 628.9 CHA

    Lexile ~330


    Donahue, J. U. (2009). Contain the flame: outdoor fire safety. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books.

    “Simple text and illustrations of a family camping in the woods provide an introduction to outdoor fire safety.”

    Call Tag: 628.9 DO

    Lexile 550L


    Kesselring, S. (2011). Being safe with fire. Mankato, MN: Child’s World.

    “Presents rules for being safe around fireplaces, woodstoves, lamps, and heaters, when cooking, and when handling matches and lighters, discusses the importance of having smoke detectors in the home, and explains what to do in case of a fire.”

    Call Tag: 628.9 KE

    Lexile 560L


    Pancella, P. (2005). Fire safety. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Press.

    “Describes the rules of fire safety for young readers, looking at good and bad fires, identifying some of the things that can start fires, and explaining exactly what to do in the event of a house fire.”

    Call Tag: 613.6 PA

    Lexile ~535


    myOn Resources


    Donahue, J. U.(2009). Contain the flame: outdoor fire safety. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books.

    “Pick an open spot. Fill a bucket with water, and stay outside the fire ring. It's time to learn the rules of outdoor fire safety!”

    Audio Time 4 mins

    Lexile 550L

    Schuh, M. C. (2009). Fire safety in action. Mankato, MN: capstone Press.

    “Put your fire safety knowledge in action. See how to prepare and get out safely if there's a fire.”

    Audio Time 2 mins

    Lexile 280L


    Discovery Education Resources


    Discovery Education has a Fire Safety Content Collection located here:



    Here are a few examples of when you can find:


    Aims Multimedia, 1996. Firefighters and Fire Safety for Kids. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    “Children are given a firsthand look at frontline firefighters, dispatchers, and rescue and emergency personnel in this exciting yet informational presentation. The general public has little chance to see what happens behind the camouflage of smoke and flames on the fireground, but in this program viewers are taken into actual fires to see firefighters at work. The realism of these scenes teaches kids the importance of education and teamwork. As a learning tool, the program provides children with important fire safety information that will help them stay safe in a fire emergency at home. Techniques presented include: calling 911 -- but only for emergencies; Stop, Drop and Roll; smoke rises, so stay low and crawl; plan two ways out in case one exit is blocked; install smoke detectors in every bedroom; and never re-enter a burning building. As well as developing a strong awareness of fire danger, viewers will also learn about firefighters’ daily routines, the importance of dispatchers, and the critical role emergency medical personnel play in fire and rescue incidents.

    Grade(s) K-2”
    Full Video 15:52

    7 Segments


    Janson Media, 2008. Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures: A Whole Lotta Hot Air / The Fire Department . [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    “Betsy and her friends find themselves in new situations as they enter kindergarten, and they learn about responsibility, relationships, and doing the right thing. A Whole Lotta Hot Air: Mrs. O'Connor uses helium balloons to teach her class about density. Kevin gets some balloons, and Betsy worries that he floated away! The Fire Department: Betsy and her classmates take a field trip to a fire department and learn about fire safety and emergencies.

    Grade(s) K-2”

    Full Video 27:00

    2 Segments