The Prevention Education Working Team's members are dedicated to teaching children and young adults about the responsible use of fire in the forest. The devastating effects of wildfires on both the forest and communities can be prevented with some basic knowledge about fire science. Understanding these basics and learning a few practices used by firefighters can be quite fun.
The following are activity sheets and links developed by the PEWT that can be used either at home or in the classroom for a variety of ages.
FUN WITH FOREST FIRE FACTS
- Fun Facts - Table of Contents / Age Level Defined
- Fun Fact #1 Campfire Safety / Fire Triangle
- Fun Fact #2 Triangulation
- Fun Fact #3 Measuring Your Pace / Using Your Pace to Determine Distance
- Fun Fact #4 Creating a Defensible Space
- Fun Fact #5 Heat Transfer
- Fun Fact #6 Aspect
- Fun Fact #7 Breaking the Fire Triangle
- Fun Fact #8 Wildfire Fuels
- Fun Fact #9 Simple Piston Pumps
- Fun Fact #10 Fire Clock
LEARN WITH FIRE: MAKING WISE CHOICES
We encourage your exploration of the information included on this link when learning more about fire. The poster and its links will help you better understand why fire has always been a part of our natural landscape and always will be. Are YOU making wise choices concerning wildfires?
SMOKEY PREVENTION TIPS POSTER
Enjoy these activity and colouring sheets during the cold season and learn about fire safety!
Like colouring? Download and print these fun drawings to learn more about the importance of extinguishing your campfire no matter the season!
PLANES FIRE & RESCUE
"When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero." (IMDb, 2014)