The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety takes great pride in assisting educators to better incorporate fire and life safety information into their classroom activities, lectures, and hands-on education sessions. To better assist our educators, the Department of Fire and Life Safety has developed this "For Teachers" page to serve as your one-stop-shop for fire and life safety education. The information and activities on this page are provided in addition to the educational programs provided by the department in conjunction with the York County School Division.
The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety Educator delivers fire and life safety educational programs in each of York County's Public Schools throughout the traditional school year. These programs often require multiple school visits and incorporate staff and apparatus from each of York County's six neighborhood fire stations. These programs are typically coordinated between the school administrators and the Department of Fire and Life Safety.
If you are uncertain if a program has been scheduled for your school or you represent a private school or daycare center in York County and would like to schedule a visit and/or educational program, please contact the Fire and Life Safety Educator at 890-3600 Monday through Friday between 8:15 A.M. and 5 P.M.
Lesson Plans and Activities: We have tried to compile some lesson plans and activities for students of various ages. Please take time to explore each of the grade ranges as you may find information appropriate for a particular topic rather than grade.
Pre K to Grade 5
Sparky's Fire Safety Club Resources for Teachers -Certificate - Badges
Liberty Mutual Firefighters Are My Friends Activity/Learning Book
NFPA Risk Watch (This link will open a zip file that contains information about the National Fire Protection Associations Risk Watch Program. This program is offered in all York County School Division Elementary Schools by the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety. This information will provide a background and some speaking points for educators about the program.)
Grade 6 - 8
United States Fire Administration Fire Stops With You Fact Sheets (This link will open a zip file that contains each of the sheets and an index of the sheets. Some of these fact sheets may be appropriate for other lower and higher grade levels.)
United States Fire Administration Before or After Disaster Fact Sheets (This link will open a zip file that contains each of the fact sheets.)
Grade 9 - 12
The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety Campus Fire Safety Program "Tools to Prevent Tragedies" is offered to York County graduating seniors and their family members near the end of their senior year. Teachers are encouraged to review the information about this program and incorporate it into their discussions, as appropriate. Information about this program and campus safety can be found on our"For Families" page.
NASA Kids Club