Share the information in the Introduction and the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021: “Learn the sounds of fire safety.” Ask:
- What do you know about different kinds of alarms that are installed in your home to keep you safe?
- Do all the alarms in your home make the same sound? (Explain that some alarms are combination smoke/fire and carbon monoxide, but they are distinguishable by their sound. That is why everyone needs to read the manual before installing their alarm(s).)
- What is carbon monoxide and why is it dangerous? (Have students consult online sources such as the British Columbia Fire Safety Education page for more information.)
Invite each student to make a “Safety in the Home” reminder sheet to post in their homes. Encourage students to use a tablet or computer to design their poster, then print, share, and send home.
Suggestions for printing:
To save on paper, reduce the size of the safety posters prior to printing (e.g., fit six posters on one sheet). If your school has a laminating machine, you can laminate the card-sized posters for durability.
If your printer is compatible with magnet sheets, you can create fridge magnets! Alternatively, mini magnets can be purchased at most dollar stores, hardware stores, or craft stores. Simply glue to the back of the poster to turn it into a fridge magnet.