Firehouse Friends

Our Firehouse Friends Presentation caters to our 1st and 2nd grade visitors.  In this enthusiasm driven fast flowing presentation, your 1st and 2nd grade students are encouraged to see their own fire and life safety as part of a bigger friendship that they are building with public safety heroes like Firefighters.  Just as they have begun to commit to positive actions in building their own great friendships; they will come away knowing that by practicing healthy behaviors in fire and life safety they will become great friends with firefighters too! 

IN THE CLASSROOM

Your students will learn the basic components of an Escape Plan: 2 Ways Out and a Meeting Place Outside.  Participants will learn the basic function and importance of various pieces of a firefighter's gear as an Instructor dons the gear.  This also allows your students to become familiar with what a firefighter looks and sounds like in the event of a fire emergency.  Participants learn the safest way to move in a smoke filled room and to never hide during a fire!  They are taught about smoke alarm maintenance and testing, "good fires" versus "bad fires", and what to do should their clothes catch fire.

Although growing, we understand that our 1st and 2nd grade visitors may find it difficult to sit for long periods of time.  Our Firehouse Friends Presentation has built in "Body Breaks" that not only allow for movement, but also reinforces basic learning principles like active listening, following directions, repetition, and the importance of acknowledging and praising the positive actions of others. 

IN THE VILLAGE

In our Village, your students will learn how to perch themselves atop our mock roof, should they need to use an exit strategy in a real life escape.  Participants are taught the importance of sleeping with their bedroom doors closed.  Once inside the house, they receive basic lessons in our model laundry area, bathroom, and kitchen.  Students are asked for their input on how they can help their families to stay the safest around the home.  

In the first floor bedroom, your little ones will go through a step-by-step lesson on how to respond once a smoke alarm sounds.  This includes altering the exit plan should an exit be blocked or too hot to use.

Once inside the second floor bedroom, participants will revisit the lessons learned in the classroom and in the previous bedroom as they prepare to perform an exit drill which includes modeling behavior and even practicing life saving communication skills as they make a mock phone call to 9-1-1.

 

Our Firehouse Friends presentation voluntarily satisfies the following

Indiana State Standards for 1st and 2nd Grades Health Education:

 

 1st GRADE

1.1.1 Tell how healthy behaviors impact personal health and wellness.

1.1.4. Identify places to play to prevent common childhood injuries.

1.2.1 Describe how the family influences personal health behaviors.

1.2.2 Recognize what the school can do to support personal health behaviors.

1.3.1 Choose a professional who can help promote health and wellness.

1.3.2 List ways to locate a community helper for a health-related situation.

1.4.2 Identify listening skills related to health.

1.4.3 Identify ways to respond when in a threatening or dangerous situation

1.4.4 Identify ways to tell a trusted adult if threatened or harmed by another person.

1.5.1 Describe a health-related decision.

1.5.2 Describe situations when assistance is needed for a health-related decision.

1.6.1 Name actions to take toward achieving a short-term health goal.

1.6.2 Identify who can help to achieve a personal health goal.

1.7.1 Describe healthy practices to maintain personal health and wellness.

1.7.2 Describe behaviors that reduce health risks.

1.8.1 Identify ways to promote health and wellness.

1.8.2 Assist peers to make positive choices.

 

2nd GRADE

2.1.1 Identify that healthy behaviors affect personal health.

2.1.4 List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.

2.1.5 Describe why it is important to seek health care.

2.2.1 Identify how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors.

2.2.2 Identify what the school can do to support personal health practices and behaviors.

2.3.1. Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.

2.3.2 Identify ways to locate school and community health helpers.

2.4.2 Demonstrate listening skills to enhance health.

2.4.3 Demonstrate ways to respond when in an unwanted, threatening or dangerous situation.

2.4.4 Demonstrate ways to tell a trusted adult if threatened or harmed.

2.5.1 Identify situations when a health-related decision is needed.

2.5.2 Differentiate between situations when a health-related decision can be made

2.6.1 Identify a short-term personal health goal and take action toward achieving the goal.

2.6.2 Identify who can help when assistance is needed to achieve a personal health goal.

2.7.1 Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.

2.7.2 Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.

2.8.1 Make requests to promote personal health.

2.8.2 Encourage peers to make positive health choices.