As the fire department in Sandy City, we pride ourselves in our prevention programs and education for students of all ages. We have one of the largest prevention programs in Utah and customize our programs for each age group. Our programs build upon each other so by the time the child graduates, they will have a well-rounded fire and life safety knowledge. All of our programs follow current state Core Curriculum standards.
If you are a teacher in Sandy City, give us a call and we will schedule a time to come visit your students! Call us at 801-568-2944 or email us today!
Preschool: Max Learns Fire Safety!
We will read a story about Max who learns the dangers of hot things, matches and lighters. We use two activities to help the students interact with the story and remember what we learned. We finish the 20 minute program with a visit from our friendly firefighters who show the fire engine and ambulance (when possible). We can come to home day cares, schools, or joy schools.
Kindergarten: Dangerous Things
We discuss a variety of dangerous items and activities throughout the home and school through a fun interactive sorting game. We will learn about the clothing a firefighter wears and why they need to wear a mask. We finish the 20 minute program with a visit from our friendly firefighters who show the fire engine and ambulance (when possible).
1st Grade: What Does that Sound Mean?
In 1st grade we focus on the concepts of sounds and how when we hear sounds, it means something. Using various multimedia sound bites and videos, we discuss smoke alarms and what we need to do when we hear a smoke alarm. We show why we need to get out of the house in case of a fire and how to get outside. We finish the 30 minute program with a visit from our friendly firefighters who show the fire engine and ambulance (when possible).
2nd Grade: Firefighting and 911
We focus on "community helpers" in 2nd grade. Students will gain a basic understanding of a firefighter’s job, their history and future. We discuss the difference between a firefighter’s job and their jobs. We discuss acceptable situations to call 911, how to call, and information needed. We finish the 30 minute program with a visit from our friendly firefighters who show the fire engine and ambulance (when possible).
3rd Grade: Scald Safety
We teach students about dangers in the kitchen, especially as they are starting to cook. Scalds are the #1 reason children are being burned. We want students to understand what a scald and burn is, how to avoid it and how to treat it if it happens. We end with a video about a fellow Sandy 3rd grader who shares his experience with scalds
4th Grade: Exit Drills in the Home
We teach the importance of having fire drills at home through an interactive quiz. Afterwards, the students will all be given an opportunity to begin actually drawing their own home plan with materials provided by the presenters. Students will be encouraged to share these plans with their parents and families. We end the presentation discussing a prize for reporting back to the fire department.
5th Grade: Pillowcase Project
We teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring the Pillowcase Project to our Sandy 5th graders. The Pillowcase Project teaches students how to be prepared for an emergency and stay safe and calm during the actual emergency. The presentation ends with each student receiving a pillowcase and Mylar blanket to start their own emergency kit with their family.
Middle School: Career Day
Is your school having a career day? We would love to come and present about firefighters and emergency medical services. We have a fun, interactive presentation to help the students understand what they need to do now to become a firefighter one day.
Lenore Corey or Kimberly Hornberger
Fire & Life Safety Specialist