Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) Program

Student Awareness of Fire Education LogoWhat Is SAFE?

The Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) Program is a state initiative to provide resources to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs in grades K through 12. The mission is to enable students to recognize the dangers of fire and more specifically the fire hazards tobacco products pose.

There are 23 Key Fire Safety Behaviors that should be taught in age and developmentally appropriate ways, such as:

  • Stop, Drop, and Roll
  • Making and Practicing Home Escape Plans
  • Reporting Fires and Emergencies
  • Crawl Low Under Smoke
  • Smoke Detector Maintenance
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Holiday Safety and more

Fire and life safety are easily combined with math, science, language arts, health, and physical education lessons. Integration into the existing curriculum topics is essential.