The Adopt-A-School Fire and Burn Prevention Program serves third grade students attending public, charter, private and religious schools throughout the City of Tucson. Through this program students are taught basic fire prevention and emergency preparedness strategies and are given the opportunity to work with firefighters. Classrooms that participate receive a week-long standards-based curriculum designed to teach children fire and burn prevention through language arts activities. The components of the program are as follows:
- Classroom Visit: TFD educators provide a pre-visit covering a fire and burn prevention presentation to third grade classrooms.
- Safety Day Visit: Students practice a fire drill/home escape scenario inside the fire safety trailer and work with Tucson firefighters, getting a close-up of the engine, tools, and turnouts. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to ask questions and interact with first responders in a non-emergency situation.