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Learn Not to Burn

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Learn Not to Burn – Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1

Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) has served as the pillar of NFPA educational programs for more than 40 years. Our LNTB programs reach children using proven educational strategies that incorporate NFPA’s philosophy of teaching positive, practical fire safety messaging.

Children are unique in their physical, social, and emotional development. NFPA has extensive experience in curriculum development. With access to certified classroom teachers on staff and in the field, we are able to convene a team seasoned in the important components of curriculum development – planning, developing, implementing and evaluating.

NFPA has created programs to reach preschoolers through grade 1 students. The Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program is designed to reach young children ages 4-5. While it is called a preschool program, the lessons can be used with kindergarten level students as well. Learn Not to Burn – Level 1 is intended for students in grade one. NFPA plans to expand the Learn Not to Burn Program to reach additional grade levels.

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Our national Learn Not To Burn® (LNTB) campaign ran through November 1st, featured the first Canadian edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) popular children’s educational series.  The new curriculums were released in a national school outreach, by the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners in conjunction with the fire and carbon monoxide safety website,  The program was designed to dovetail with your existing Fire Prevention Week efforts and fire departments were encouraged to announce it locally during Fire Prevention Week.

  • Go to the campaign website, download the FREE Canadian LNTB curriculums and get Free campaign resources for use to promote to schools and families in your community
  • Urge families to go the website and do the fun and informative Learn Not To Burn Activities with their children

Help generate awareness about the Learn Not To Burn school outreach in your community.   Register your department to automatically receive one hard copy of each of the three (Preschool, Kindergarten, Level 1).  And, please encourage preschool, kindergarten and primary teachers to get involved and register their classrooms to Learn Not To Burn at   

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The second initiative is the Great Canadian Smoke Alarm Test, billed as the ‘Power Hour’.   The program is a national simultaneous smoke alarm test providing a new twist on ‘change your clocks, change your batteries’ and runs Sunday, November 1st from 10 am to 11 am (local time).  I hope your Fire Department will participate to encourage every home in your community to join in.  The featured website will be    

Play Power Hour Message from Fire Commissioner David Schafer

Print Power Hour Public Service Announcement

Click here to confirm your participation online and have a chance to win new Worry-Free smoke alarm models and large-sized toy Sparky® Dogs.

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Fire Departments, Teachers and Families across Manitoba are encouraged to participate in these two dynamic fire safety programs.   The participation of your department is crucial to getting these fire prevention initiatives off the ground at the grassroots. 

Play LNTB Message from Fire Commissioner David Schafer

Learn Not to Burn Campaign Poster