Firemen and other Community Helpers

October is Fire Prevention Month! Whether you visit a fire station, have firemen come to your school, or show a video about fire safety, make sure you address these simple points with your students: 

  1. Don’t play with matches or fire. 
  2. Stop, drop, and roll. 
  3. Crawl under the smoke.
  4. Feel the door before opening it. If it’s hot, don’t open it. 
  5. Don’t hide from the firemen.
  6. Go outside quickly if there is a fire.
  7. Have a meeting place outside.
  8. Stay out. Don’t go back into a burning building.
  9. Learn your address and phone number.
  10. Dial 9-1-1 only if there is an emergency.

Although I visit the firestation in October, I personally like to do my community helper thematic unit in March. No matter the month, be sure to bring the community into your classroom. Kids love learning more about their great community and those who serve.

Thematic Unit

Are you looking for a "Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Unit" that is also academically challenging and linked to the Common Core Standards?

This unit, "Fireman and Other Community Helpers" reaches across the curriculum to meet your classroom needs! It is divided into areas of literature/media, music, art, literacy, math and science activities, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. 

The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. "Ding Ding, Let the Firemen in!"

Contents Include

Literacy Activities:

ABC Firemen: Letter Identification

Race Up the Ladder: Identifying Syllables

Help The Helpers: Beginning Sounds

Fireman Fluency Flash: Beginning Fluency

Math Activities:

Fireman Number Race: Matching Numerals to Quantity 1-6

Cop Patrol: Identifying, Creating & Extending Patterns

The Fire Station: Five Frames

Fire Truck 1-10: Ordering Numbers


The Fireman Race

Around the Town

Fireman Portfolio Page

Art Projects

Construct a Fire truck

Construct a Fireman

Fire Safety Arm Band

Policeman/Fireman Hat

Draw a Fireman

Writing Prompts/Word Wall

Word Wall Words

All About Fireman

What Might I be?

Guided Reading Books

The Fireman


My Neighborhood

People Who Help

Ding Ding Ding

Five Little Firemen

The Policeman

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