Kids and Cooking Safety

ESFI recommends taking the following safety precautions to ensure that this special time of year does not result in tragedy for young holiday chefs and kitchen helpers: Watch children closely in the kitchen. They must be supervised at all times when an electric or gas stove is within reach.   Never leave the kitchen when […]

P.I. Plug’s Holiday Safety Video

Hey kids!  Want to find out how to stay safe this holiday season?  Join ESFI’s cartoon mascot, Private I. Plug, as he learns about holiday electrical and fire dangers in this fun, animated video.  Afterward, you can visit P.I. Plug’s Kids’ Corner to find more videos and play games!

4 Seasons of Safety

Each season of the year has unique fire and electrical safety dangers that are related to common seasonal activities.  The 4 Seasons of Safety program includes tips, lessons and activities that help students learn about basic fire and electricity concepts while also providing critical safety information that helps them learn to identify and prevent the […]

P.I. Plug’s Smoke Alarm Safety Video

Help everyone’s favorite safety detective, Private I. Plug, learn about smoke alarms and fire escape plans while he celebrates his smoke alarm’s birthday in this fun and informative safety video.

P.I. Plug’s Home Safety Video

Hey kids! Want to become a Safety Detective? Take a trip with ESFI’s mascot, Private I. Plug, and help him spot common home electrical and fire hazards in this fun, animated video. Afterward, you can visit P.I. Plug’s Kids’ Corner to find more videos and play games about electrical safety and fire safety!

What is Fire Safety? – An Introductory Guide

What is Fire Safety? Teacher Guide What is Fire Safety? Student Activity Sheets Introduction These resources, which are developmentally appropriate for students in grades 3-5, teach students about the critical importance of smoke alarms, fire escape planning, and fire drills.   Use these lesson ideas and student printouts to supplement your science/electricity curriculum for grades […]

What is Electricity? – An Introductory Program

Why is it important to understand the basics of electricity before learning about electrical safety? The world around us relies more and more on electricity. The more students know about which things rely on electricity, the more aware of the potential dangers they’ll become, and the more likely they’ll be to use it safely. This […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety Classroom Toolkit – Part II

Part II of the Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety toolkit includes Student Fire and Electrical Safety at Home Exercise for Families ESFI Fire and Electrical Safety Contest Details Interview with P.I. Plug Activity Electrical Safety Diminish Puzzle Activity Answer Key – Electrical Safety Diminish Puzzle Supplemental Student Activity: Safe or Not Safe Supplemental […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety Classroom Toolkit – Part I

Many people are unaware of the risks fire and electrical hazards post to children and their families. Did you know? In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 23 seconds. Children and older adults are severely affected by fire and electrical safety hazards. How this classroom toolkit can help Requires minimum advance preparation […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety – A Classroom Program for Grades 3-5

ESFI utilized funds provided by a 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop this dynamic, new fire prevention and electrical safety awareness program.  Program materials, starring ESFI’s quirky Private I. Plug mascot, deliver critical electrical and fire safety information to elementary school children […]