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The Office of Fire Safety and Injury Prevention of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department wishes to express appreciation for your support of the "Safety and Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program". Each year since this program started in January 2002 teachers from classrooms across the county have invited firefighters to deliver our program to elementary students.

Kindergarten

 

 Lesson: “Friendly Firefighter”

Firefighters from the local fire station can be scheduled to visit classes. The objective of this visit is to re-enforce the importance of viewing firefighters as a “friendly community helper,” even though their protective gear may make them appear unfriendly. They must remain available for emergency calls and may have to leave during the thirty minute presentation or may not arrive at all.  They will not be able to call to let you know they will not be there.  If this happens, the Station will call you to re-schedule.

1st Grade

Lesson: "Community Helpers"

Firefighters from the local fire station can be scheduled to visit classes. The objective of this visit is to re-enforce the importance of viewing firefighters as a “friendly community helper.,” They must remain available for emergency calls and may have to leave during the thirty minute presentation or may not arrive at all.  They will not be able to call to let you know they will not be there.  If this happens, the Station will call you to re-schedule.

Download and print the following documents to supplement the presentation:

2nd Grade

Lesson:  "What Causes Fire"
 
 
Ms. New, a civilian within the Fire Department and Public Education Specialist, will give a thirty  minute presentation featuring “Rainbow Valley Fire Department” DVD showing how fire starts and how to prevent it.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and how they can help protect their families.
 
Rainbow Valley
 

3rd Grade

Lesson: "Home Fire Escape Plan"

Ms. New, a civilian within the Fire Department and Public Education Specialist, will give a thirty minute presentation featuring “Rainbow Valley Fire Department” DVD outlining a home fire escape plan.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and will discuss the drawing of a floor plan and identify hazards in the home that may cause injuries or burns. This visit will re-enforce fire safety practices that prepare students to live safely in their communities.

Rainbow Valley

Download and print the following documents to supplement the presentation:

4th & 5th Grades

Lesson: Risks and Consequences

This program highlights risks and consequences associated with juvenile fire setting by sharing Sean’s Story, a nationally acclaimed documentary. Sean, a convicted juvenile arsonist, shares his story so viewers can witness firsthand the life-long negative impact that firesetting can have on youth/parents' reputation, community acceptance, family relationships, education, career, financial status, legal liability, incarceration, and injury to self and others. Please plan for 30-45 minutes for this program.  This program is presented by Ms. New, a civilian within the Fire Department and Public Education Specialist. 

View a trailer of the documentary 

Seans Story

Sharon New, MS, an Education Specialist, is a civilian position within the Fire Safety and Injury Prevention office with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.  Please note that the 2nd – 5th Grade programs are conducted by her and not a firefighter.

Contact

Scheduling presentations is done on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure a timely presentation for your class(es) it is best to contact our office as soon as possible. There are several ways to contact our office and request presentations. 
 
Submit S.A.F.E. Request Form  
 
E-mail at fdpubed@aacounty.org
  
Always include a first and second choice of dates and times.