Learn Not to Burn® School Outreach

Safeathome.ca is pleased to host the 2015 National Fire Safety Outreach featuring the Canadian editions of the Learn Not to Burn Curriculum, a pillar of NFPA educational programs for more than 40 years.

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Families, Teachers, Fire Departments, Media and other community partners are invited to join in this national effort, and follow us on Twitter @SafeAtHomeTips

Join Canada’s Sanctioned Fire Safety Effort for Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary Grade Kids


Just in time for Fire Prevention Week 2015, Fire Safety Canada in conjunction with the Council of Canadian Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners have unveiled the first Canadian Edition of the NFPA Learn Not to Burn® Curriculum.

  • Families! Help Your Kids with Cool Activities
    Try the featured Learn not to Burn® Featured Activities and learn how to win Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, giant toy Sparky® and more! Visit the Family Page for details and links.
  • Teachers! Download the Lessons and Win!
    NOW AVAILABLE! Choose from preschool, kindergarten and primary class Lesson downloads. PLUS, Remember to Register for Your Chance to WIN Amazing Prizes! Visit the Teacher Page for contest entry and Downloads.
  • Chiefs! Get Resources & Enter $5,000 Draw
    Register for the LNTB and Power Hour campaigns, then follow us and retweet for your eligibility for $5,000 in Fire Safety Canada Cash Prizes. Every Fire Department that supports the Campaign will get a free hard cover copy of the new NFPA Learn Not to Burn Canadian Edition Curriculum (limit of 1 per Department). Publicity and Social Media Resources are being uploaded now for your use! Visit Fire Department Page for downloads.


Families - LNTB

Now Fire Departments, teachers and parents, can have access – together – to the top recommended fire safety lessons and activities for kids – Learn Not to Burn®! Sit down with your child and take them through the interactive Learn Not To Burn® activities.  Also download the Home Fire Escape Planning grid to create and practise a fire escape plan at home with the entire family.

  • ENTER your Family to WIN!
    THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSEDLNTB prize pack Eng square
  • Do the Interactive Activities with your kids
    Cool interactive family Learn Not To Burn® activities CLICK HERE


Teachers - LNTB

Kicking off just in time for Fire Prevention Week Oct 4-10, 2015 and continuing until October 31st, teachers across Canada are invited to join our National Fire Safety Outreach for Kids. New for 2015, the program features the first ever Canadian Edition of the NFPA Learn Not to Burn® curriculum.

Fire Departments

Fire Departments - LNTB

Since its inception in 2007, originally the ‘Great Canadian Fire Drill’, our National School Outreach has touched hundreds of thousands of students. Now, for the first time, the program will feature lessons from the first ever Canadian Edition of Learn Not To Burn®.


Fire Departments - LNTB

Since its inception in 2007, originally the Great Canadian Fire Drill, our National School Outreach has touched hundreds of thousands of students. Now, for the first time, the program will feature lessons from the new Canadian Edition of Learn Not To Burn®.


Alberta: 30 Second Radio PSA
British Columbia: Media Release; 30 Second Radio PSA
Manitoba: Media Release; 30 Second Radio PSA
Nova Scotia: Media Release; 30 Second Radio PSA
Newfoundland & Labrador: Media Release; 30 Second Radio PSA
Ontario: Media Release; 30 Second Radio PSA
Prince Edward Island: Media Release
Saskatchewan: Media Release; 30 Second PSA


Lessons to Save a Child’s Life – Fire Marshals across Canada Deliver Unified Fire Safety Campaign

A Canadian edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) popular children’s educational series – Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB), has been released by the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners in conjunction with fire departments across the province and the fire and carbon monoxide safety web site, safeathome.ca.
Teachers, pre-school educators and parents from across Canada can benefit from free access to the made-for-Canada edition of the LNTB curriculum, to complement community Fire Prevention Week initiatives, October 4-10.
Teachers have been invited to download free Learn Not to Burn® Lessons at www.safeathome.ca/lntb, and parents are encouraged to support the effort at home by using the online family fire safety activities.
The online activities and in-class lessons dovetail with this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme ‘Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm’ which reinforces the importance of being able to hear smoke alarms at night when families are sleeping. On the web site and in the classroom, children aged 3 to 8, learn how to recognize the smoke alarm beep, what to do when it sounds, the fundamentals of a Home Fire Escape Plan, and how to tell between things that are hot and cold. The lessons are recommended by Curriculum Services Canada.
“Learn Not to Burn® has long been recognized as the top fire safety educational program for children. The introduction of the new Canadian edition is exciting, more so, with the curriculum enjoying wide scale distribution into Canadian classrooms, daycares and households.”
“Hearing the Beep Where You Sleep underscores the importance of smoke alarms that are properly installed, maintained, and which haven’t been tampered with,” says Carol Heller, Home Fire Safety Expert with Kidde Canada. “Also, parents are encouraged to research new smoke alarm technologies that help make upkeep easier, such as tamper-proof designs, 10-year sealed lithium battery models, and additional safety features such as talking alarms for the bedroom.”
The Learn Not to Burn® National School Outreach runs all October long, and culminates on Sunday, November 1st at 10 am with the Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test, when families across Canada are encouraged to test their smoke alarm, where applicable, in conjunction with time change weekend and register their success online.


Learn not to Burn® Canadian Edition Media Release
Learn not to Burn® Campaign Poster
‘Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test’ Media Release
‘Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test’ Poster
‘Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test’ Banner

For More Information Contact: Conrad Galambos 905.979.7039, [email protected]