Resources for Educators and Rural Fire Departments
GIS 4 Schools is researching new mapping resources to assist educators and rural fire fighters. The links below are some of the best resources to check for new mapping options. Newest sites will be featured in the News and Events web page first.
Fire Safe Kids- Is a site that has cool videos and games for kids plus print-outs for later, so I like this one because it keeps my son busy without always staring at a screen.
Home Hazards- Is an interactive site that isn't just fire but it has a lot of other hazards. I really like it because it's a good interactive intro into teaching him and making him aware of things like unplugging the toaster and locking doors
Firewise Interactive Modules - Teach students the sciense of wildfire, peak fire seasons, quiz on how to make a house firewise, virtual tour of a firewise home and tips to protect a home as a wildfire approches.
Wildfire prevention curriculumis designed for grades preK–6. Each grade level contains three lessons that include background information, activities, and resources. Materials for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 and 3 include flannel board story cutouts as part of an activity.
The Additional Firewise Links provided below is organized by six major categories. They are Wildland/Urban Interface Links, Minnesota and Regional Links, National Links, Other Firewise Links, Wildfire GIS Links and Other State’s Firewise Links.