Our Kidz In Charge presentation is crafted for our 5th and 6th-grade visitors.  In this empowering information-filled presentation, your 5th and 6th-grade students are inspired to become true leaders in fire and life safety practices in their own lives and homes.  Each facet of this presentation helps your students to know what to do when they are the "Kid in Charge" when home alone or in situations like providing care for younger children! 


At the opening, your students will be informed on how this program differs from other presentations that Survive Alive offers.  Although still covering the crucial fire safety components of an Escape Plan: 2 Ways Out and a Meeting Place Outside; your students will also have a chance to discuss preparations for adverse weather conditions like tornados and even how to respond in case of an accidental child poisoning.  Our Kidz In Charge visitors are always reminded that they everything that they are learning is to be shared with younger children in their lives  Participants will learn the basic function and importance of various pieces of a firefighter's gear as our Instructors choose one of your students to don the gear.  This interactive learning method draws your students in and engages even the timidest of students to appreciate firefighters' gear!  

The Kidz In Charge Presentation also uses our opening classroom session to get your students thinking about their futures, their schooling, and eventually their careers!  Your wonderful students will come to know that positive choices now have absolutely everything to do with a great life later.

Our Kidz In Charge Presentation also reinforces basic learning principles like active listening, following directions, repetition, and the importance of acknowledging and praising the positive actions of others. 


The Village comes alive as 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 and more. 

Unlike previous presentations, the Kidz In Charge kitchen is filled with mock household, electrical, and accidental poisoning hazards!  Your students become the teachers as they are encouraged to identify hazards, informing our Instructors and their classmates on what makes the particular prop a hazard and how they intend on fixing it when they are the Kid in Charge to keep the little ones they care for as safe as possible!.

The first-floor bedroom holds a new challenge for your students.  They will be introduced to the concept of Disaster Preparedness and learn how to build a preparedness kit for their own family.

The second-floor bedroom allows the Kids In Charge students to put their Fire Escape planning skills to the test, drawing out an exit plan as they revisit the lessons learned in the classroom. They then work as a team to perform an exit drill and even practice life-saving communication skills as they make a mock phone call to 9-1-1.


Your students will be in awe with the final portion of the day's presentation!  Our team will keep your students on the edge of their seat with a fun, hands-on, and memorable lesson in, you guessed it, FIRE SCIENCE!!! Your 5th and 6th-grade students will learn how the basic principles of fire science can be used to keep everyone safe when they are the Kidz in Charge!

Our Kidz In Charge presentation voluntarily satisfies the following

Indiana State Standards for 5th and 6th Grades Health Education:

Grade 5

  • 5.1.1 Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • 5.1.2 Identify examples of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health.
  • 5.1.3 Describe ways in which a safe & healthy school & community environment can promote personal health.
  • 5.1.4 Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
  • 5.1.5 Describe when it is important to seek health care.
  • 5.2.1 Describe how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
  • 5.2.2 Identify the influence of culture on health practices and behaviors.
  • 5.2.3 Identify how peers can influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
  • 5.2.4 Describe how the school and community can support personal health practices and behaviors.
  • 5.2.6 Describe ways technology can influence personal health.
  • 5.3.2. Locate resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information
  • 5.4.1. Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health.
  • 5.4.2. Demonstrate refusal skills that avoid or reduce health risks.
  • 5.4.3. Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to manage or resolve a conflict.
  • 5.4.4. Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance personal health.
  • 5.5.1 Identify health-related situations that may require a thoughtful decision.
  • 5.5.2 Analyze when assistance is needed in making a health-related decision.
  • 5.5.3 List healthy options to health-related issues or problems.
  • 5.5.4 Predict the potential outcomes of each option when making a health-related decision.
  • 5.5.5 Choose a healthy option when making a decision.
  • 5.5.6 Describe the outcomes of a health-related decision.
  • 5.6.2 Identify resources to assist in achieving a personal health goal.
  • 5.7.1 Identify responsible personal health behaviors.
  • 5.7.2 Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
  • 5.7.3 Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks.
  • 5.8.1 Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.
  • 5.8.2 Encourage others to make positive health choices.

Grade 6

  • 6.1.1 Compare how healthy behaviors and personal health are linked.
  • 6.1.2 Identify the interrelationships of emotional and social health in adolescence.
  • 6.1.3 Examine how one’s surroundings impact health and wellness.
  • 6.1.4 Identify how family culture or beliefs can impact personal health.
  • 6.1.5 List ways to reduce or prevent injuries.
  • 6.1.6 Identify how health care can promote health.
  • 6.1.7 Identify the benefits of practicing healthy behaviors.
  • 6.1.8 Describe the likelihood of injuries or illnesses if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
  • 6.2.1 Identify how family practices influence the health of adolescents.
  • 6.2.2 Identify the influence of culture on health beliefs and practices.
  • 6.2.3 Explain how peers influence healthy behaviors.
  • 6.2.4 Identify how the community can affect personal health practices and behaviors.
  • 6.2.6 Explain the influence of technology on family health.
  • 6.2.7 Identify norms that influence health behaviors.
  • 6.2.8 List the influence of personal values on health practices.
  • 6.2.9 Identify how some health choices influence unhealthy behaviors.
  • 6.3.3 List the accessibility of health-related products.
  • 6.3.4 Recognize circumstances that may require professional health services.
  • 6.3.5 Find valid and reliable health services.
  • 6.4.2. Choose refusal skills to avoid or reduce health risks.
  • 6.4.4. Choose how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self.
  • 6.5.1 Name conditions that can help or hinder healthy decision making.
  • 6.5.2 Explain when health-related situations require a thoughtful decision-making process.
  • 6.5.3 Explain when individual or adult supported decision making is appropriate.
  • 6.5.4 Identify healthy and unhealthy options to health-related issues or problems.
  • 6.5.5 Describe the potential short-term impact of each choice on self and others.
  • 6.5.6 Distinguish healthy options over unhealthy options when making a decision.
  • 6.5.7 Predict the results of a health-related decision.
  • 6.6.1 Examine personal health behaviors.
  • 6.6.2 Identify a goal to adopt a personal health practice.
  • 6.6.3 Develop strategies to achieve a personal health goal.
  • 6.6.4 Explain how personal health goals can vary with priorities.
  • 6.7.1 Identify the importance of being responsible for health behaviors.
  • 6.7.2 Indicate healthy behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self & others
  • 6.7.3 Identify practices to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.
  • 6.8.2 Show how to support others to make positive health choices.
  • 6.8.3 Plan with others to advocate for healthy individuals.