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School Visits

WE WANT TO VISIT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

AN AWESOME LEARNING EXPERIENCE

AND A DAY YOUR CHILD WILL NEVER FORGET

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OUR PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE!

If you have a child in 4th or 5th grade in Los Angeles or if they attend camp through Los Angeles’ Rec & Parks program, have we got an assembly for you! Simply reach out to education @ my safe la dot org to request a visit, and we’ll be in touch. We’ll reach out to your child’s school or camp and get it scheduled for a fire safety assembly like no other. Your children are going to LOVE it. They’re going to learn some really valuable fire and life safety skills. And it will be a day they’ll talk about for months to come.

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SCHOOL AND CAMP VISIT OVERVIEW

There are a two different kinds of visits we can schedule at your school (the traditional FireSmart:LA program is all we currently offer at LA camps).

Traditional FireSmart:LA

This presentation lasts about an hour. Usually, the adventure begins in the school auditorium. A MySafe:LA instructor and a Los Angeles Fire Department Company Commander (Captain) introduce themselves. A six minute safety video is then shown, demonstrating the importance of a family escape plan and how to practice it. After the video has been completed, the team tests the students to see what they’ve learned. We hand out great prices for right answers and keep things VERY lively.

MySafe:LA instructors cover basic fire safety information regarding:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • Family Escape Plans
  • Safe Home Evacuation During a Fire
  • Get Low and Go
  • Stop, Drop and Roll
  • Emergency “Go Bags”
  • Sheltering in Place

The fire Captain then introduces members of his crew. If the crew has time, they lead the group out of the auditorium to the playground. This may seem obvious, but in reality, your students will be learning to take directions from firefighters, which they’ll need to do in case of an emergency. Usually kids get the chance to practice “Get Low and Go” on their way out the door. Once outside, they’ll get a chance to check out the fire apparatus, plus (if resources are available):

  • Tour a rescue ambulance
  • Tour a fire engine
  • Watch a ladder truck demonstration
  • Try on firefighter protective gear like helmets and boots
  • Shoot water from a fire hose!

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JR FIRE INSPECTOR

If you want more in depth fire safety lessons, then ask for our Jr Fire Inspector program. We come to your school 2-3 times for an hour-long assembly each time. Kids learn all the basic skills we teach in our traditional FireSmart:LA assembly, plus they also learn how to inspect their homes for fire safety.
We teach them what to look for and send them home with a fire inspection form. Some of the things they’ll be on the lookout for include:

  • Working smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • An emergency “Go Bag” that they pack and keep near their bed
  • A family escape plan

If any students don’t have working smoke alarms, we’ll give them one for free, including batteries! And when kids successfully complete the program and inspect their homes for safety, they’ll officially become a Jr Fire Inspector, complete with badge!

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR YOUR FAMILY

And don’t forget to go online to learn more at mysafela.org. The website is rich in digital media and contains in-depth information on our programs, and basic fire and life safety education having to do with burn prevention, earthquake science, wildfire preparedness and much more.

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