Firefighters are community helpers responsible for responding to emergencies, putting out fires, rescuing people and animals, and providing medical assistance. They also play an essential role in educating the public about fire safety and prevention.

Firefighters are essential to our community, and we should celebrate their work and contributions. By teaching children about firefighters' vital role in our society, we can help them better appreciate these community helpers and their sacrifices to keep us safe. Here's a fun creative resource to help you get started!

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils

In this activity, your child will learn and research about the important and different skill sets firefighters possess to serve and protect our community by responding to emergencies, putting out fires and other important acts of service.

It will help your child or student:

  1. Develop an appreciation for community helpers: Children can better understand the contributions that these community helpers make to keep us safe and develop a greater appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices that firefighters make to serve their communities.
  2. Enhance their soft skills: Learning about the soft skills nurses require, such as being a team player, flexible, learning how to work under pressure and problem-solving.
  3. Learn about the firefighting field: Children can understand the different roles firefighters play by learning about the hard skills required by firefighters, such as mechanical and equipment knowledge and emergency medical technician skills.
  4. Inspiring future careers: Learning about the work of firefighters can inspire children to pursue careers in firefighting or other community helper professions, allowing them to impact their communities positively.

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about firefighting and the skills required. Here's a fun and educational video of kids having an informal conversation with a firefighter:
  • Here's a fascinating video with fun facts about the history of firefighting:

Here's a old but relevant video from the National Fire Protection Association about the importance of taking fire prevention measures at home:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 4 creative printable worksheets for your students or children to learn about firefighters' skills. Here's what it consists of:

  • 2 Firefighter Skills (Superpowers) Review Sheets.
  • 1 Firefighter Heroes's Gear Creative Sheet.

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