Fire Prevention Month

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During October, MCFR expands nationally observed fire prevention week into an entire month of learning activities. The first Fire Prevention Month campaign was launched in October 2007, and MCFR has since partnered consistently with Marion County Public Schools to teach children life-saving fire safety messages.

The fire prevention month themes are created from previous local test data. Recent data revealed that students were confusing when and where they should call 9-1-1. Students mistakenly thought they should call 9-1-1 from inside a burning building, so the Get Down. Get Out. Get on the Phone! campaign was formed to help children understand to get out of the home first, then get on the phone to 911 after they've reached a meeting place already established with their family.

Click below to find out when MCFR will be visiting your child's school:
2015 Fire Prevention Month schedule

Fire Prevention Month Resources:
Fire safety curriculum based on Sunshine State Standards

 Kindergarten 1st Grade 
 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 
 4th Grade 5th Grade 


NFPA lesson plans
Escape grid (PDF)
Home safety checklist (PDF)
Maggie's Morning Announcement Video