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Fire Safety For Kids

Meet Blaze, the Firefighting Swan 

Blaze, Lakeland's Own Firefighting Swan

More About Blaze, the Firefighting Swan:
Meet Blaze, Lakeland's very own firefighting swan! Blaze is the only feathery-firefighter you're likely to meet. Blaze was created by the Lakeland Fire Department and the City of Lakeland to serve as an ambassador for fire safety education everywhere. Blaze is a symbol of our city, known for its beautiful and elegant swans. Blaze's name was chosen by the Lakeland Fire Department's social media fans in an online naming contest held in 2019. Blaze was made for the community and named by the community.

Practice Fire Safety Skills With Blaze 

Cover of Coloring Book Created by LFD

The Lakeland Fire Department's coloring and activity book was created specifically to educate your child about fire safety, with the goal of being entertaining and fun. We encourage you to participate in this experience with your child, by discussing each important fire safety topic at length with your child and ultimately your entire family. It could be life-saving.

Download and print your very own copy here. 



Printable Resources For Kids 


  • Fire Safety in the Kitchen Infographic

    Fire Safety in the Kitchen

    Follow along with Sparky to learn about fire safety in the kitchen. To view a copy in Spanish or French, visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week/Educate 

  • Fire Prevention All Year Long Infographic

    Fire Prevention All Year Long

    Learn about ways to practice fire prevention all year long. To view a copy in Spanish, visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week/Educate 

  • Fire Prevention Week Plan Infographic

    Fire Prevention Week Plan

    View a week-long example lesson plan for fire prevention week. There are different lesson plans for students Pre-K-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen Infographic

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Many parents like cooking with their kids in the kitchen. Use this infographic to learn age-appropriate actions for them to assist with. 

  • Kid-Free Zone Teacher Infographic

    Kid-Free Zones at Home

    This lesson teaches the importance of having a kid-free zone around hot objects such as stoves, open flames, and space heaters. 

  • Stay Away from Hot Things Teaching Infographic

    Stay Away from Hot Things

    This is a great lesson plan for teaching children the difference between hot and cool items, as well as the risks of touching hot items. 

  • Stay Away From Hot Things Coloring Sheet

    Stay Away From Hot Things

    Print out this coloring sheet featuring Sparky to help kids learn about fire safety. To view a copy in Spanish or French, visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week/Educate