Children Only (5 - 14 years)
The Denver Firefighters Museum has three programs to promote fire safety behavior:
SIMPLY SAFE is a fire safety and emergency preparedness program for elementary age students, grades K - 3rd which focuses on fire prevention and home escape planning, includes the distribution of bi-lingual (English/Spanish) workbooks students can take home to their families.
WEE FIREFIGHTERS is a six week fire safety series designed for children ages 3 - 5. The play dates teach fire safety concepts: My friend the Firefighter, Crawl Low Under Smoke, Get Low and "Go, Stop! Drop! and Roll!, Safe For Play! Keep Away!, and Meet a Real Firefighter.
JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER DAY CAMPS: Each one-week camp lets kids experience the life and work of a firefighter; From kid-sized obstacle course to basics of first aid, how to cook safety, and a visit with animal helpers and professionals from the firefighting community.
In November, 2011, a second grade boy who had just received training from our Simply Safe Fire Safety Outreach, was able to get his family out of a smoke-filled apartment. He remembered to 'crawl low under smoke', got his little brother out and alerted his parents. The whole family survived. He was interviewed by Channel 9 News and said that he had learned the skills 'at school'.
Annual DFD reports indicate that fire-related injuries and fatalities have decreased significantly; this is due in large part to improved fire safety education in the Denver community and beyond.