Fire safety is such an important topic for our young learners. Over the years, I have had so much fun introducing a variety of fire safety activities and crafts, but I have yet to share my favorite fire safety books…until now! Today, I have compiled a list of both fiction and nonfiction fire safety books that are sure to get your students excited about Fire Prevention Month! Students will enjoy learning about fire drills, fire fighters, fire trucks and more with these fire safety books for kids!
Fiction Fire Safety Books
Students will feel more confident about fire drills, after reading this simple to follow book. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl, who is nervous at first, but quickly learns what to do in the event of a real fire emergency. This book is great for preschool and kindergarten students as they will learn about the entire process of a fire drill, from the alarm going off, to the students lining up and exiting the building safely.
This is another great book about fire drills where students will feel prepared in the event of a real fire emergency. Miss Mingo introduces what a fire drill is and teaches her students how to behave during one. This fun and silly book is sure to make your students laugh and feel more at ease as they practice their own fire drills at school.
In this fun fire safety book, the students get to go on a tour of a fire station and learn about the daily routines of the firefighters. Throughout the book, children will learn about the different types of equipment used by firefighters, such as hoses, ladders, and fire trucks. They will also discover the various tasks that firefighters perform, including putting out fires, rescuing people and animals, and providing first aid.
Elizabeth has a tea party with her new dragon friend who accidentally starts a fire in her house. Since she has learned all about fire safety, Elizabeth knows exactly what to do. From this story, your students will learn all about the importance of having a fire escape plan, not playing with matches, and calling 911 in case of emergency.
Jessica and her classmates learn about fire safety from a firefighter who visits their school. The firefighter explains the importance of having a fire escape plan, knowing how to call for help, and the “stop, drop, and roll” technique for putting out flames on clothing. Jessica learns that she doesn’t have to worry if she has a plan and is prepared.
This fire safety book follows Big Frank, a fire truck, and his crew as they go about their daily routine, responding to calls and helping people in need. Throughout the book, readers get an inside look at the workings of a fire station and the different tools and techniques used by firefighters to put out fires and rescue people. The book also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and the bravery of firefighters in the face of danger.
Firefighter Jim works at the fire department. He knows how to handle all sorts of emergencies. In the story, he teaches a group of kids how to be a firefighter. They learn all about fire trucks, firefighter gear, hoses, ladders and more!
Billy’s mom is a firefighter. He knows firefighters have an important job. In the story, Billy lends a hand to help protect people and put out fires. When he grows up, he wants to be just like his mom!
Follow the fire truck around town as cuddly animal firefighters run the siren, hold on tight, and save the day. This take on our favorite classic kid’s song is sure to get your kiddos moving, as they act out the lyrics!
Five little firefighters are just sitting down to eat dinner when the fire alarm sounds. They hurry to put on their fire gear and race through the streets to put out the fire. Soon everyone is safe, but where’s Cleo the cat?
Brother and Sister Bear are excited to learn about firefighting and meet the brave men and women who protect their community. At the station, they learn about the different equipment and tools used by firefighters, and even get a chance to ride in a fire truck. Along the way, they also learn about fire safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan in case of an emergency.
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford go to visit his brother Nero, who is a firehouse dog. While they are at the fire station, Clifford learns all about fire safety and he even gets to put what he learns into practice when an alarm goes off. Clifford helps at the fire and rescues people from a burning building.
In a nearby neighborhood, a firefighter and his crew rush to put out a fire. After the family is out safe, they realize one of the Dalmatian puppies is missing. The firefighter goes back into the burning house to rescue the puppy and along the way he finds a new firehouse friend. Students get an inside look at what brave firefighters do everyday.
Sparky, the mascot of the local fire department, teaches children about fire safety and the role of firefighters in helping keep people and animals safe from fires. The book follows Sparky as he visits a school and teaches the children about fire safety through fun and engaging activities such as a fire drill and a demonstration of how firefighters use their equipment. This is a great overall fire safety book for kid.
D.W. is worried the school is going to burn down when she learns they will be having a fire drill. Arthur helps calm her nerves when he teaches D.W. about fire drills, along with some fire safety tips. The story emphasizes the importance of having a fire escape plan and staying calm in an emergency.
Pete the Cat is excited to go on a field trip to the firehouse. While he is there, Pete himself becomes a firefighter for the day. Pete gets to wear a firefighter uniform, ride in a fire truck, and help put out a fire. Along the way, he learns about fire safety and how firefighters help people. This fire safety book is a fun and engaging way to teach children about the important role firefighters play in our communities and how to stay safe in case of a fire.
Nonfiction Fire Safety Books
This is a sing-along book that teaches kids the four rules of fire safety: have a plan, get out fast, stay low, and don’t open hot doors. The catchy song will help students feel prepared in case of a fire emergency.
Also by Charles Ghigna, this sing-along fire safety book and CD aim to teach children about getting out and staying out of a burning building. The first part of the song describes the fire starting in a house, while the second part encourages children to get out of the house as quickly as possible and call for help. The final lyrics teach children to stay out of the burning house until the firefighters arrive and to never go back inside.
This sing along fire safety book teaches children to get to safety and call 9-1-1. Young readers are sure to remember this important emergency phone number, as they tap their feet to the beat. Such a fun way to practice this vital skill!
Students learn all about firefighters and the brave job they do everyday as they read through each letter of the alphabet. They will learn about fire alarms, firefighter gear, fire trucks, and more. This is an informative book that gives accurate information about firefighters.
“Fire! Fire!” provides an informative and engaging introduction to the topic of fire. The book covers the many different aspects of fire, including how it starts, the conditions that allow it to spread, and the ways in which firefighters work to put it out. Readers will also learn about the different tools and equipment used by firefighters, as well as the importance of fire safety and prevention.The book also includes a glossary of important terms related to fire, as well as a list of additional resources for readers who want to learn more.
The vibrant images in this book about firefighters give young learners a behind the scenes look at what firefighters do on a daily basis. Each page includes a photograph plus a short caption highlighting firefighter experiences. This is a great book for fire safety month as well as one to add to your community helpers unit.
This book really breaks down the basics of a firefighter as it answers the questions of: “What is a firefighter?” and “What do firefighters do?” Students will also learn about firefighter tools and clothes, as well as where firefighters work. Overall, “Firefighters Help” highlights the important role of firefighters in our communities.
In this book, Ohlsen shares the science and practice of managing forests in a changing climate. The book discusses how some forest fires can be harmful while others can be healthy. With the increasing prevalence of wildfires, the book is a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the health of our forests and the planet.
“A Day in the Life of a Firefighter” provides a glimpse into the daily routine of firefighters. The book details the various tasks and responsibilities of firefighters, such as responding to emergency calls, checking equipment, and practicing drills. It also highlights the bravery and heroism of firefighters as they risk their lives to protect people and save property from fires.
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