Learn Not To Burn

Learn Not to Burn®

Fire safety curriculum

Learn Not to Burn® is a comprehensive fire safety curriculum for use in schools. Developed by the National Fire Protection Association, Learn Not to Burn Preschool, Kindergarten and Level 1 are based on the field-tested results of the original Learn Not to Burn program. It presents five fire safety messages using classroom lessons, activities and home connections. It provides public educators with maximum flexibility so that it can be taught as a stand-alone fire safety unit or easily integrated into language arts lessons. Throughout the program, you can invite the local fire department into the classroom to support the lessons. The newly Canadianized version has been approved by Curriculum Services Canada as an accredited education resource for Canadian teachers. These valuable resources as well as supporting resources are available in both official languages for download through the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council by scrolling to the Learn Not To Burn links at the bottom of this page. 

In addition, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, through their alliance with the Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC) provided the Province of British Columbia an allotment of hard copies for each of the 3 levels of NFPA’s school resource curriculum Learn Not to Burn® for preschool, kindergarten and level I.  

Request your copy

If you are a teacher or public education officer affiliated with a school, child care centre or fire department in British Columbia and are interested in obtaining a copy of any level of Learn Not to Burn® at no cost, please contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner at ofc@gov.bc.ca or (250) 952-4913.

Fall 2015 outreach campaign

During this year’s Keeping Our Kids Safe – Learn Not to Burn school outreach campaign, almost 1,000 educators from 12 provinces/territories across Canada participated. Below, we highlight some of the successes that British Columbia schools and residents saw during the campaign.

A Grade 2 class from Lord Byng Elementary in Richmond B.C. won the $500 grand prize. Nine other Canadian classrooms won grand prizes of $100 to $300.

B.C. classes won four of 25 second place prizes of DVDs:

  • Grade 2 class at Ross Road Elementary in North Vancouver
  • Kindergarten class at Webster’s Corners Elementary in Maple Ridge
  • Grade 1 class at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford
  • Grade 3 class at Kerlsey Elementary in Quesnel

North Vancouver Fire Department won one of ten Fire Department prizes of $500.

Two BC residents won the Bonus Twitter Prizes for families and teachers: Jacqueline Salvino of Kelowna and Sandra Wong of Richmond.

Congratulations to the winners in B.C. and across Canada!

Thanks to all involved for a safe and successful fall 2015 campaign.