- 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 fire escape plan and describe the family meeting place
Establish Your Meeting Place
Just like every home needs smoke alarms and every family prepared with a fire escape plan, your children should also learn the importance of establishing a meeting place. A meeting place is a permanent location a safe distance from home—such as a streetlight, mailbox, or 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.
Objectives of This Lesson
Children should learn part of their fire escape plan should also include establishing a safe meeting place for everyone in their household.
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.
Daily Journal (Optional)
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.