Fire safety and fun are going hand in hand to teach kids about the dangers of fire.

All this week is Fire Prevention Week, and with that, the Fire Protection Association is hoping that teachers and educators make use of six apps to teach children about fire safety in a playful and informative way.

Sparky is the international mascot for fire safety and Sparky’s School House is a website featuring not just the apps mentioned, but also educational videos, books, and modules for children from Kindergarten to Grade five.

The apps themselves are free to download and teaches kids about having escape plans, general trivia, how to stay safe in the event of a fire, a game designed to help with literacy skills and a game that teaches fire safety skills through a story. There are suggested ages on the various games.

All of the apps and fire safety info for children and educators can be found here.

Written by: Phil McCabe