Keiki (Children)

Fire safety is important for everyone, including our children. Explore below for fun resources, including our Junior Fire Fighters’ Safety Guides and coloring tip sheets, to teach our kids how to be fire safe.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke is poisonous, and breathing it can be dangerous. Smoke alarms warn you of smoke and fire with a very loud BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.

If you see or smell smoke or hear a smoke alarm, STAY LOW AND GO!! When you stay low to the ground and crawl, you can see AND breathe better.

Parents, help your keiki learn the sound of the smoke alarm, by testing it every month.

Fire Escape Plan

  1. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows.
  2. Mark your family’s safe meeting place on your map.
  3. Draw your escape route from your bedroom to the safe meeting place.
  4. Practice your escape plan twice a year by having a family fire drill. Have one at night so you know how to get our safely in the dark.

Don't Stall, Call 911

If there is a fire, leave the house first, then call 9-1-1.

Stay calm and don’t hang up until the operator says you can.

Know your first and last name, home address, or the phone number of someone who takes care of you, such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle.

Never call 9-1-1 as a test.

Hot Hazards

It is important to identify things that can be hot or get hot.

These objects can cause serious burns.

Stay away from anything that heats.

Stop, Drop and Roll!

If your clothes catch on fire:

  1. STOP where you are and don’t run!
  2. DROP to the ground and cover your face.
  3. ROLL side to side until the flames are out.

Partner Resources

Visit our partner sites for additional activities, information and resources for kids.

Provides resources for teaching fire safety including apps, videos, lesson plans and activities.

Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition

KIPC’s mission is to prevent and reduce injuries to children in Hawaii.

Safe Kids Worldwide

A nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.