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Fire Prevention Week

This week is fire prevention week and our family is doing what we can to educate our girls about fire safety.  One great tool if you have younger kids is a FREE app and eBook called Sparky’s Birthday Surprise.

The app is geared towards younger kids, so my 5-year-old loves it, and my 8-year-olds love the eBook.  The app is packed with games, activities, coloring pages, and even a sing-a-long.

The eBook mixes fire-safety learning with fascinating stories of courage, quick-witted kids, science facts, and more.  Between the two we definitely covered fire safety!

Get a copy of the Sparky app and eBook to use at home.  If you’re an educator, you can download a different version of the programs with extra teaching materials such as interactive whiteboard lessons, printable worksheets and discussion questions.

The Giveaway:

2 Southern Savers readers are going to win a Kindle Fire HD!

To Enter:

Download the app or eBook and leave a comment below telling me something your kids (or you) learned.

This giveaway is sponsored by We Are Teachers, but all opinions are 100% my own.

The winners of this giveaway will be chosen and posted to the Giveaway Winners Page Monday, 10/14.

    • Mel

      I learned how smoke detectors work. I never knew that.

    • bookie53

      the correct information in whagt to do in case of a fire

    • Rande Hagen Laux-Thorman

      My kids came up with a rescue plan for a fire drill, they also helped do our monthly check on fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Going to share this with our Tiger Scouts this week as we’re doing a Fire Safety section to help them earn their Tiger Scout patch.

    • Kristy Taylor Schumacher

      The kids learned about the danger of smoke and how to avoid it if there is a fire

    • Jessica Haley

      We learned what we should do if there is ever a fire!

    • Veronica517

      My littles learned what our fire plan is and where our safe meeting place in case if a fire

    • Kristie Hobbs Ridgeway

      We learned what to do if the smoke alarm beeps.

    • l.a.

      planning for a fire.

    • theaikenparrs

      Perfect timing for this as my 4 year old twins are “doing” Fire Safety in preschool this upcoming week and just went to a bday party at the fire station in town yesterday! We learned what to do when the fire alarm beeps.

    • Misty S

      I have four children ages 11,10,7 and 5. They had all learned fire safety at school but we had never discussed a plan for at home until using this wonderful app. The kids were so excited to make an escape plan after watching this. Thanks so much for everything you do for your readers.

    • Happy Mom

      Firemen Rock!!!!

    • Marie Craven

      We learned where our meeting place should be in case of an emergency. We also learned what to do if we hear the smoke alarm. What are some ways to get out of the house.

    • Susan

      We learned to change our meeting place to a more lighted area.

    • Jessica A.

      We learned about finding a safe meeting place and the different ways to get out of the house.

    • Angela

      AFter going to the fire station twice, having a false alarm at a neighbor’s house, meeting Sparky, and viewing the app, I think we are almost fire fighters. :) We have a great respect for what they do to protect the community! And we also appreciate how they help raise money for nonprofits.

    • Kristin

      We learned that we need to do a monthly test of our smoke detectors.

    • Kerry Szpak Harbin

      My children and I now know where our meeting place is after using the ebook and as a school library Media Specialist, I am going to use this with our Kindergartners every year. The teachers do not have time in the curriculum to address fire safety, but it is definitely important, so I will use the teacher resources. Thanks!

    • Brittany

      We learned more about how smoke detectors work and that we should test them!

    • soundring

      We learned that we need to have a meeting place outside the house.

    • Andrea B

      We need to practice our fire safety plan.

    • dstone71

      We picked an outdoor meeting place!

    • Lisa

      we learned to check our smoke detectors monthly

    • April

      We learned how smoke detectors work.

    • Carol

      Check smoke detectors monthly

    • Noel

      Practice our fire safety plan

    • Marcie

      Need to create an emergency plan for our family

    • Emily

      I did not know that smoke detectors needed to be checked monthly. Ours haven’t been checked probably ever, so I think that will be something I do in the near future!

    • lucysullivan

      Check your fire detecotrs!

    • Bill

      We need to create a fire safety plan for our whole family to follow

    • Susiexia12

      We need to have a fire safety plan.

    • Jen

      Have a meeting place outside, don’t wait for Each other in the house.

    • Beth

      I learned that you need to check your fire detectors!

    • Rachel

      We need to make a fire safety plan.

    • Janice

      Stay low if there is smoke in the house! And a plan for getting out.

    • Julie

      We need to check our fire detectors monthly and have a fire safety plan with a meeting place outside the home.

    • Elizabeth

      We learned that to meet each other at our ‘safe’ place outside the home.

    • me

      that we need a fire safety plan badly

    • Melissa

      That we need a safety plan…and now we have one!

    • tom

      to check fire detectors, sometimes we forget to do simple things like these! thanks

    • Kelly Klepp Gunnell

      To have a family fire safety plan

    • mari

      if these giveaways were true, will be great but for some reason i dont believe is real…. just saying

    • Candace Besse

      We need a fire safety plan!

    • My kids learned that if the fire alarm sounds you should get outside and stay outside.

    • Kristi

      I think it re-enforced the importance of having an emergency plan. So that’s what I’ll be doing this week.

    • Olga

      It taught us that we need to create a fire safety plan!! We know our fire alarms are working because sometimes they go off when Mommy is cooking! Lol

    • cher

      definitely need to have a family fire safety plan

    • Danielle

      How important it is to have a fire safety plan…thanks!

    • Debbie Williams Johnson

      Know the sound of the smoke alarm. If it sounds get outside and stay outside. Once outside go to your meeting place.

    • ashleydawn200483

      That my smoke detectors need to be checked monthly!!

    • PJ

      The kids are now working hard on a fire safety plan and emergency plan.

    • CC

      Importance of a family fire safety plan

    • Faith8539

      Fire safety plan

    • B Clock

      Smother a pan on fire – no water!

    • Jen Q

      Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors often!

    • diane kl

      Check smoke detectors monthly.

    • C~

      We found our safe outdoor meeting place. Our fire safety plan also includes how to get out safely in case we lose power.

    • Tara

      How important it is to have a family safety plan and teach thd kids what the fire alarm sounds like

    • Melissa

      Always have a family plan and never use water to put out the fire

    • Jenn Smith

      We learned to check smoke detectors monthly!

    • emma

      To have an escape plan and practice it.

    • Kris

      I dont have kids of my own, but this site is wonderful for my second grade class- hopefully they’ll all learn something good to take home. Thanks!

    • Anne L

      We talked about our meeting place if we get separated!

    • Jessica

      My three year old son, Cameron and I talked about how there are several ways to leave the house should a fire start and how to know which door to pick. We also talked about where to meet if there is a fire or emergency. Thanks!! Jessica

    • esess

      We are working on a safety plan that my kids can remember.

    • Wendi Church

      Have a meeting place incase of a fire

    • Lauren

      How a smoke alarm works

    • kimberly

      This program made me realize that it is important to always check and make sure that the stove and/or oven is turned off before leaving the house.

    • Tim

      Planning a safe escape route in case of a fire.

    • sandra

      My husband’s mother died in a fire from breathing the smoke. She stood up and went to the door and was almost out. Had she crawled she would problably have made it out because smoke rises. Don’t forget to CRAWL out.

    • mj

      check the smoke detector regularly

    • Shari Hooper

      We need to check our smoke alarm batteries

    • Milian O

      Learned about the family fire safety plan. Implementing and practicing it.

    • Silvana Balarezo Aguilar

      I am a kindergarten teacher and a firefighter as well and this book is the best for fire safety week and for all the kids. Is the best way to teach them about fire safety and the importance of the smoke alarms. The interaction help them to understand. It’s awesome!! :)

    • Jennifer Flora

      We really need to work on remembering to check/change our batteries.

    • Sandy J

      Learned more about the importance of the family fire safety plan!

    • Terry

      How important it is to check the batteries in the smoke detector!

    • Tracy

      Always check the batteries in the fire alarms and have a safety plan.

    • Polly Fontenot

      make a family plan

    • Cam

      I like the idea to check the batteries in you smoke detector.

    • Ginger

      Checking the batteries in the smoke detector. It can’t help us if it’s not operational.

    • mommyto2kids

      Son learned to crawl out of the house.

    • Mrs. LL Jackson

      It’s beat to have a safety plan in place!

    • KaraFos

      Crawl out of the house since hot air rises

    • Doris

      That we should review our safety plan

    • Shannon

      It reminded me of the importance of checking smoke detectors on a more frequent basis. We always change batteries in them in the fall (at the time change) and again in the Spring (when the time moves forward) but we should atleast be checking them monthly. We have a fire plan in place, but we should go through the plan as a reminder, escpecially with kids who may forget in an emergency if it isnt really “learned”.

    • Coloradodreamin

      It’s important to have a meeting place.

    • buddybabs

      Something that I do not do a often as I should, check the smoke detector batteries!

    • hollyferrero

      that we need to have a fire safety plan

    • esyke623

      I think it’s great to check flashlight batteries and have emergency water!

    • Me

      Our littlest ones finally figured out what those round things on our wall were for. :) We also talked about crawling out of our house, seeing it is 2 floors with only 1 stair set, we are talking about what to do if stairs are on fire.

    • Debra

      Sparky says that if the fire alarm goes off to get out of the house immediately and leave the firefighting to the professionals.

    • jenjav

      reminded me to check flashlight batteries

    • J brewer

      Reminded me to check smoke alarm batteries…. I think the one near the kids’ bedrooms needed to be changed. Thanks Jenny and Sparky. My 6 year old loves to “hog” my wife’s Kindle…. maybe I can win one for him!!

    • sophia

      to have a fire safety plan! thanks

    • melissasue1128

      Check the batteries, very important!

    • Anita

      We learned to not only have a safety plan, but practice it!!

    • Margaret Freeman

      fire safety plan! Me and the girls went over what to do TODAY in case of a fire!

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    • dlbandjeb

      Too check batteries more often.

    • dlbandjeb

      Too check batteries more often.

    • Kristi

      fire safety plan, that was part of our homeschool lesson today as well :)

    • Kristi

      fire safety plan, that was part of our homeschool lesson today as well :)

    • Adam

      Always remember to check the batteries in your fire alarms is important

    • kiki

      Checking batteries

    • kiki

      Checking batteries

    • pottsie

      Making sure we have a meeting place and a fire safety plan

    • Jen Hodge

      Checking batteries and making a family plan!

    • MEW

      Replacing batteries on smoke detectors regularly. I tend to wait until they alert me that they need changing, but a couple of them haven’t done that recently! Thanks!!

    • Teresa

      Plan, prepare and practice for a safe escape in case of a fire!

    • Jacki

      My three boys loved this app!! We are working on a safety plan and checking our smoke alarms monthly!! Thanks

    • Abbie

      really love the ebook. Our kids are going to love reading through the units and connecting with ‘Sparky’ through the kids programs for fire prevention that they have. I didn’t know about the school fire that really started the early response for schools. Thanks for sharing!


      I like the fire safety plan.

    • Sue

      What a cool app!! Love it! My girls learned what a smoke alarm sounds like!

    • Nat

      Having a family safety plan.

    • Britney

      Safety plans for everyone!

    • irelandsunshine

      My children learned the importance of having a fire safety plan and where to go in case of a fire in our home.

    • Susan

      A fire safety plan

    • Lisa Brown

      I learned: to have to some sort of safety plan for the family
      jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    • Nichole

      My son learned our fire safety plan and the best escape routes in our home!

    • Rebecca Catoe Guthrie

      To check batteries more often! We don’t do a good job of that

    • Pepesmom

      The importance of having a fire safety plan!

    • Esther

      You need to have a fire escape plan with your family and know where you are going to meet up after you get out of the house.

    • Colleen Boudreau

      Checking batteries!

    • Colleen Boudreau

      Checking batteries!

    • Colleen Boudreau

      Checking batteries!

    • Melissa

      I use this often with my two year old niece. she is very inquisitive and asks lots of questions about what a fire truck is and where it’s going. she would love a kindle since hers just had an “accident.”

    • Denise

      Have a safe meeting place outside in case of fire.

    • AshleyF

      Have a fire safety plan!

    • LaurenB

      Always have a meeting place outside, and learn the sound of the smoke alarm!

    • Jessann1203

      Changing batteries!

    • Michelle B.

      Checking and changing batteries regularly

    • Tabathia

      I learned to check my smoke alarms and retest them

      tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    • Melissa

      Check your batteries and have a plan.

    • Lisa

      Check your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they’re working!

    • Lisa

      Check your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they’re working!

    • amy m

      remembering to change your batteries

    • amy m

      remembering to change your batteries

    • SS

      have a fire safety plan

    • Kristian W

      I’m not sure that this is allowed, but I didn’t learn anything new. However, it was a nice refresher. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    • Tiffanie Curey

      have an evacuation plan

    • Patty

      Check and change batteries in smoke alarms.

    • jensave

      Have a plan!

    • jensave

      Have a plan!

    • Charyl Gardner Nocerino

      Have a safety plan

    • michelle riebeek

      We recently had a preschool trip to the fire station and they learned several things in the book. My daughter likes to remind us to check for batteries. :)

    • michelle riebeek

      We recently had a preschool trip to the fire station and they learned several things in the book. My daughter likes to remind us to check for batteries. :)

    • LAMusing

      Check the batteries in your smoke alarm! Which reminded me to do just that.


      my son dreams to become firefighter! We learned about evacuation plan

    • james

      an evacuation route.

    • james

      an evacuation route.

    • sam

      check your batteries in your smoke alarms.

    • kay

      safety plan for the whole family.

    • mel

      We learned to get outside and stay outside when a fire happens.

    • susan

      crawl out

    • sam

      check your smoke alarms.

    • b

      I checked our smoke alarms.

    • c

      Have a plan.

    • faith

      We learned to smother a fire out on the stove not pour water on it.

    • j

      Have an emergency escape plan.

    • arie

      Get out as fast as you can.

    • cheryl

      I have to make an escape plan for our family.

    • cheryl

      I have to make an escape plan for our family.

    • emma

      Check your smoke alarm batteries.

    • rl

      We learned to stay on the floor and crawl out when a fire breaks out.

    • c

      Make a family escape plan.

    • m

      I learned to get out real fast and have a meeting place for the family outside.

    • iw

      Keep your family in the know about fire safety and the danger of it.

    • emma

      Stay close to the floor when in a fire.

    • ca

      batteries, to check them in your smoke alarm.

    • pb

      Look at your smoke alarms and check them out.

    • jim

      Smother a fire not to pour water on it.

    • andrew

      Make your family have a safe place to meet after a fire and to get an escape plan ready.

    • sb

      I learned to check batteries in your smoke alarm.

    • penny

      Check smoke alarm batteries.

    • brian

      have a safety plan.

    • m

      To get an escape plan ready for the family.

    • nat

      check smoke alarms.

    • robin

      We learned to crawl below the smoke and stay low to the floor.

    • ross

      With this app I learned to get out fast and do not go back in for nothing.

    • ariel

      Have a plan to escape.

    • cher

      I was not aware that you need to smother a fire and not try to put it out with water but instead place a lid or something on it to get it to go out.

    • sam

      Check your alarms to see they are working properly.

    • david

      I learned to make a plan to get out in an emergency.

    • sam

      My family learned to get the quickest and best escape route because a fire could start anywhere in your home.

    • carla

      Get out quick and don’t go back to get anything.

    • connie

      Check your batteries in your smoke alarm once a month to make sure they work.

    • rob

      I really did learn something new and that is to know what your fire alarm sounds like.

    • w

      To make a plan of escape and practice it.

    • cwald

      My mother learned to know what your alarms sound like to know what it is our new alarms sound different.

    • paris

      Check your alarm batteries.

    • phil

      Crawl on the floor to get below the smoke.

    • larry

      Two things, to keep below the smoke and to know the sound of your alarm.

    • eli

      make a plan to evacuate.

    • paul

      Smother a fire.

    • liz

      Crawl below the smoke to get out.

    • may

      Batteries in your alarm.

    • e

      I have learned to get out of the fire by staying low to prevent the smoke from chocking you while you are trying to escape the fire.

    • uc

      I will now check my smoke alarms every month and the batteries.

    • ben

      Make a plan for your family to get out alive.

    • paul

      I like this because I got a refresh of what I already knew about fire safety.

    • mary

      New batteries and to check them.

    • simon

      We learned to keep low.

    • j

      The thing that got us was that we did not have an escape plan for a fire.

    • hamilton

      Make a plan to meet out of danger.

    • joy

      Make a plan each month to check your alarm batteries.

    • mel

      I will make an escape plan for my family which we should already have.

    • iris

      I learned along with my family to crawl below the smoke on your way to escape the fire.

    • sam

      My family will check the batteries in our smoke alarms each month.

    • gil

      I learned to check your house out for a way to escape and make a plan.

    • justin

      Make an escape plan.

    • rod

      Keep low and crawl out.