FireSmart Education

Education Programs

A strong youth education program is vital to encouraging participation in the FireSmart program and building community ownership. In 2012, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society and the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory were commissioned by the Slave Lake Region Tri-council to develop new FireSmart educational programming for youth. These programs can be found in the links below and are downloadable and free to use. In addition, courses and information for the community leaders, homeowners, and contractors that work or live in the forest are also provided.

Teachers Resources

The following resources are free for use in your classroom, or you can contact us for a free presentation.

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FireSmart Interactive Magnetic Boards

An interactive board that uses 45 moveable magnets to demonstrate how you can FireSmart your home and property.

The educator/audience can make changes with the magnets to the house structure or the landscape to help FireSmart the acreage. These boards are portable and can easily reinforce the simple and easy options for reducing wildfire threat around the home. To find out more about FireSmart Interactive Magnetic Boards please contact us, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society, or the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory.

FireSmart Interactive Magnetic Boards Lesson Plan

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FireSmart Forest Fire Models

These models are an excellent way to demonstrate the science behind community FireSmart, and fire behaviour.

These models were developed to make it easier to understand Community FireSmart treatments such as: thinning, pruning, firebreaks, prescribed burns, and deciduous versus coniferous tree combustibility. The models are an excellent way to demonstrate the science behind community FireSmart and fire behaviour. The models are simple, versatile, and inexpensive to build, and are a great way to engage adults, older youth, and children alike.

Guide to Building FireSmart Forest Fire Models

Using FireSmart Forest Fire Models as a Teaching Aide

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Fireman Fred’s FireSmart Scavenger Hunt

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Looking for printable FireSmart Fun? Check out Fireman Fred’s FireSmart Scavenger Hunt! This scavenger hunt page allows children to identify areas in and around an acreage that can be changed to make it more FireSmart.

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FireSmartiest House

A Home and Property FireSmart Game: Grades 5+, 10 minutes

FireSmartiest House reinforces the 11 hazard factors for home and property outlined by FireSmart Canada’s Home and Site Hazard Assessments. The game emphasizes low-cost options for risk reduction and highlights the most common hazards around a home. The game generates conversation and discussion between students.

FireSmartiest House: A Home and Property FireSmart Game Rules

FireSmartiest House: A Home and Property FireSmart Game Houses

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FireSmart Relay

A Home and Property FireSmart Game: Grades K-4, 20 minutes

Designed as an exciting relay race, FireSmart Relay focuses on 3 simple actions for reducing risk: mowing the lawn, cleaning the leaves, and moving the wood. FireSmart Relay can be adapted to different age groups and settings.

FireSmart Relay: A Home and Property FireSmart Game Lesson Plan

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Forests and Fire

A Community FireSmart Game, Grades 5+, 15 minutes

Designed to illustrate how thinning and firebreaks work to protect communities, Forests and Fire is a versatile, easy game that combines learning and fun!

Forests and Fire: A Community FireSmart Game Lesson Plan

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How FireSmart is Your Home? Home and Property Assessment Form

How FireSmart is Your Home? Home and Property Assessment Form

Adapted from the nationally recognized Structure and Site Assessment Form from FireSmart Canada, the How FireSmart is Your Home? Home and Property Assessment Form uses simplified instructions, simplified scoring, and simple images to allow everyone ages 6 and up to assess the wildfire hazards surrounding their home and property.

How FireSmart is Your Home? Home and Property Assessment Form

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FireSmart Junior Officer Training Program – Grades 1-3

The FireSmart Junior Officer Training Program combines science and social studies into 5 fun-filled, hands-on activities.

This exciting opportunity is a sure-fire way to entertain and educate your students about living safer in wildfire prone areas and creating FireSmart aware citizens. To learn more about this program please contact us, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society or the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

Homeowner Resources

Interested in learning more about the FireSmart program? Watch this online presentation explaining the basics of FireSmart. This presentation can be explored at your own pace.

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Community Leader Resources

Are you a Community Leader looking for a little more information about how FireSmart works within a community setting? This 45 minute presentation sets the stage and gives a behind the scenes look at what FireSmart is and how it works in a municipal setting.

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Contractors Resources

Interested in bidding on FireSmart Contract but not quite sure what that means? Watch this 45 minute presentation to learn more about Community FireSmart Treatments.

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Children’s Videos

The Quest

Brickston Goes FireSmart