NFPA adapts its Learn Not to Burn children’s program for Grade 1 students

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Feb 15, 2013

LNTBLevel1CoverOur Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) program has gotten another update, this time for teaching first grade students about fire safety basics.

While the preschool program remains, this slightly older-oriented version incorporates video in place of songs and includes six lesson plans. They address identifying and avoiding emergency situations, as well as how to react if they do occur.

LNTB Level 1 can be taught as an individual, short course, or combined with an existing language arts course. Teacher information, teaching points, objectives, materials and step-by-step plans for each lesson are built into the program. Since the lesson plans for each topic are written by certified classroom teachers, and meet many common core standards for language arts, they fit easily into the curriculum.

The multimedia component sparks the same enthusiasm for elementary school students that the music does for preschoolers, and kids tend to bring that energy home with them.

Like the original LNTB program, the update is meant to continue on into and benefit the students’ households. A letter with safety information, and a fire safety family activity, connects the home with what was learned in the classroom.

All six lessons are available for free at NFPA’s website. For more information about LNTB and other public safety initiatives, visit