Learn more about fire safety with these resources for kids, teenagers and caretakers!

On this page:

  1. Young kids
  2. Older kids
  3. Teenagers
  4. Caretakers and teachers

Young kids

It's important for kids to learn about fire safety from a young age. Visit the National Fire Protection Association Kids website to find lots of fun activities and learn to be fire safe! Little ones can join Sparky the Fire Dog as they explore the topic through games, puzzles, printable colouring pages and more.

Older kids

As kids grow, they can play a more active role in fire prevention at home. These resources will help keep your whole family informed and safe.

Fireproof your home

Visit our fireproof your home page to learn how to reduce the risk of fire in your home.

This page covers topics like smoke alarms, home escape plans and preventing common causes of fires. Some common fire causes include cooking and heating equipment. You'll also find information about smoke alarm installation and maintenance, preparing for an emergency and what to do if a fire occurs.

Tour a fire truck

Watch a virtual tour of a Kitchener Fire truck! This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the firefighting profession and Kitchener Fire’s work. See the inside of a fire truck and learn about the tools and equipment our firefighters use.


Teenagers are learning that they have more freedom to make choices than when they were kids. They may not yet realize that the mistakes they make today will be treated seriously since they are older and held more accountable for their actions.

Fire prevention

Visit the province’s website for tips on fire prevention, such as keeping flammable materials away from heat sources and regularly testing smoke alarms. It also provides information on creating and practicing an escape plan and what to do in the event of a fire.

Fire and carbon monoxide alarms

Visit our fire and carbon monoxide alarms page to learn about the importance of having working alarms in your home, the types of alarms available and how to maintain them. This page also includes information about our smoke and carbon monoxide alarm by-law, including installation and maintenance requirements.

Caretakers and teachers

Fires can spread quickly. Every second counts when escaping a burning building. These resources help you to be prepared and to act quickly in case of a fire to ensure the safety of all family members.

Escape planning

The National Fire Protection Association created a public service announcement about the importance of having a plan in place in the event of a fire. The video encourages viewers to create and practice an escape plan to identify two exits from every room and a meeting place outside the home. It also emphasizes the importance of having working smoke alarms and of testing them regularly.

Stop, drop and roll

This should be mentioned every time there is a discussion about fire safety. Don’t run, and don’t panic. People are rarely injured by fire. In most cases, injuries and lasting health issues come from smoke.

If any piece of your clothing has caught fire, stop where you are, drop to the floor with your hands covering your face and roll until the fire is put out.