Great Fire Websites for Kids

This article is part of the Fire Basics for Kids series.

Smokey on a visit to Natchez Trace Parkway meets little girl.
Smokey on a visit to Natchez Trace Parkway.

Learn about Fire. From Fire Prevention Week to Smokey Bear, fire-dependent ecosystems to fire safety and wildland firefighting as a career, there are all sorts of online tools for fun and learning.

Pine Rocklands — Everglades National Park

The Pine Rocklands, also called the Pinelands, have a hard rocky ground made up of limestone. The pinelands, like the hardwood hammock, are found on higher ground, making it a dry habitat (unlike the freshwater slough and sawgrass prairie which are part of our wet habitats).

Fire Prevention Week

Annually in October: The week has a different focus each year, and always teaches an important lesson regarding fire prevention.

U.S. Fire Administration Kids Page

The USFA is part of the federal government. One of our jobs is to help prevent fires. We want everyone to be safe from fire, including you! The kids page is full of tips that can help you and your family be safe from fire.

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear has been working for over 50 years to remind Americans of the importance of outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention. With reports of devastating wildfire increasing, Smokey Bear’s wildfire prevention message is more vital today than ever before.

Fire Safety for Kids

Sponsored by the website AreaVibes, this page offers links to a variety of fire safety websites for children.

FireFacts.org

Where kids can learn about fire safety and get coloring pages, activities, and even games!

Hazards in the Home

Learn about various hazards in and around the home, including fire.

The Natural Inquirer - Wildland Fire Edition

The Natural Inquirer was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students and teachers. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service.

Sparky the Fire Dog

A website with games and safety tips for kids of all ages, sponsored by the nonprofit organization National Fire Protection Association.

NOVA Fire Wars

NOVA accompanies the men and women of a wildland firefighting crew known as the Arrowhead Hotshots as they battle one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever, the summer of 2000.

Forest Puzzles: Forest Cycles

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Both natural events and human choices shape forest cycles. Over time, many changes create cycles of life, birth, death, and rebirth. Explore the Forest Cycles area to learn more about the changes and cycles occurring in Northwest forests.

young boy holds a fire hose for the first time.
Boy holds a fire hose for the first time at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada