Family-Friendly Activities for Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week is October 4–10 this year! This week reminds us of the importance of fire prevention education at all ages. Fire prevention week looks a bit different this year, but the message is still an important one to discuss as a family. Fire prevention and disaster preparedness is a plan that each family should have. And, who says it has to be boring? Our resource list will help engage your kids in fire prevention week. We hope these fun resources help create meaningful discussions for your family!

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Fire Prevention Week 2020

Lemont Fire District Open House 2020
October 17, 2020 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Visit the Lemont Firehouse for a spatially distanced drive-thru event. Chiefs, Firefighter Paramedics, Fire Prevention Staff AND Sparky will be here to welcome you to their “Open House” 2020 style. Fire safety materials and giveaways will be handed out and families can see fire station and apparatus on display as they drive through. Enter Firehouse Drive from Lockport/Main Streets & exit onto New Avenue.

Virtual Events

Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District Virtual Open House
The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District is replacing its usual open house with a series of videos on their Facebook page! Follow and watch the videos with your kids.

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NFPA Virtual Fire Protection Week
This virtual protection week has games, apps, and videos to help teach your children the importance of fire safety. The 2020 theme is focused on kitchen safety.

Virtual Fire Prevention Open House (Western Springs)
This open house video shows off a firefighter-guided tour of the station and fire trucks. Check it out!

Ready Kids
Ready kids helps your family prepare a disaster kit and helps your family create a plan if a disaster were to occur. There are games and books to help your kids think of way to prepare and plan, so if anything were to happen, everyone is ready and safe.

Sparky
Sparky offers kids fun activities, games, apps, and videos to make learning about fire prevention fun! Printable and music videos are to engage kids in their education.

Fire Safe Kids
Fire safe kids offers printable, mazes, and games to make fire prevention education engaging. There is even a link to ask a firefighter a question!

Safe Kids Worldwide
This website gives information about carbon monoxide for each age group. You select the age group of your child and it explains how to discuss carbon monoxide at their level.deas for community outreach:

Ideas for Community Outreach

  • Write letters to your local fire station and firefighters thanking them for their service
  • Create your own fire safety video (and tag us so we can share it!)
  • Send your local fire station a gift card for dinner or groceries
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About the Author

Nicole Majewski
Nicole and her family live in Bloomingdale. She is a former teacher and now stay at home mom of three adorable kids. Her family loves to be outside, exploring nature and getting dirty. In the winter months, you will find them at the local library or an indoor play place.

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