- Every home fire escape plan needs an outside meeting place where everyone can meet together so the grown-ups know everyone is safe
- Learn examples of a good meeting place—including a mailbox, streetlight, or neighbor’s home
- Understand the importance of having a home fire escape plan and describe the family meeting place
Establish Your Meeting Place
Just like every home must be equipped with smoke alarms and every family prepared with a fire escape plan, students should also learn the importance of establishing a meeting place. A meeting place is a permanent location a safe distance from the home—such as a streetlight, mailbox, or a neighbor’s home. Everyone should head to the meeting place in an emergency so the household is together and grown-ups know everyone is safe.
Preparing for Your Lesson
Each lesson is designed to take approximately 20 minutes of educator or parent preparation and 30 minutes of classroom time. You can adjust the lessons as needed in order to better serve your students and incorporate into your existing curriculum.
We’ve created the modules below to help you better understand the content:
Lesson & Discussion:
Objectives of This Lesson
Students should learn that part of their fire escape plan should also include establishing a safe meeting place for everyone in their household. We’ve created the modules below to help you better understand the content:
Choose an Activity
Optional: Their Get Outside and Stay Outside activity sheets can be mounted together on a piece of construction paper to display their completed fire escape plan.
Following the activities at the end of the lesson, the students should take some time to reflect on what they’ve learned about safe and unsafe items. As a class, take a few minutes to have the students write about the lesson in their journals.