Just for Kids

The Ventura City Fire Department offers fire safety lesson plans and games for students. We appreciate the opportunity to promote fire safety in our local schools. It is our hope that the information provided here will be a valuable resource to you and your students.

As always, we welcome your feedback! Please contact Jeannie McGovern with any questions or comments.

Fire Facts - Interactive Learning System


The Ventura City Fire Department is donating several "Fire Facts" CDs to each 4th grade teacher for use in the computer lab, classroom, and to take home. Children will learn about firefighters, fire equipment, the importance of creating an escape plan, and what to do in case of fire in their home. CDs are to be used in conjunction with information provided on the Fire Facts website.

Graphic of firefighters and child

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Lesson Plans for Teachers


The NFPA and Scholastic, Inc., have created lesson plans, quizzes, and interactive games for children to learn about fire safety. View the lesson plans on the Scholastic website.

Cartoon firefighter dog and dragon

Free Publications for Teachers


  • Earthquake Country - You can order free booklets about earthquake safety on the Earthquake Country website.
  • Citizen Corps - Disaster Preparedness Activity Books
  • U.S. Fire Administration - Fire Safety Activity Books
  • FEMA Learning Resource Center - FEMA has created a Prevention and Public Education Exchange which aims to serve as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials.