Some companies sell novelty lighters that can look like toys to kids. Keep them far away from where kids play. Better yet, don’t buy them at all.
Developed by BIC, in partnership with educators and fire safety experts, including Fireproof Children, play safe! be safe!® is a multimedia fire safety education program designed specifically for preschool age children. Winner of the Best Curriculum Award from Early Childhood News, a journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Rolf H. Jensen Partners in Public Education Award from the National Fire Protection Association, play safe! be safe!® provides early childhood educators with an engaging set of tools to help teach fire safety to young children.
Since its introduction in 1994, BIC has distributed more than over 110,000 kits, and has sponsored training workshops in every U.S. states and nearly every Canadian province. The workshop, offered in English, French and Spanish, provides an overview of children’s understanding of fire and the best practices for teaching fire prevention and life safety. The workshops are presented by Dr. Robert Cole and the Fireproof Children team, the same respected organization who helped BIC build the Flick It Safely™ initiative.
Learn more and play the educational fire safety games for children here.