Being safe in an emergency is a family affair. This section contains fun activities to help everyone learn how to stay fire and storm safe at home.
Most fires in your home are preventable. Here are some helpful resources to assist you and your family – a short video, fact sheets, home fire escape family worksheet, printable colouring in sheets, online colouring-in and junior fire safety certificate.
Watch this video as a family - Home Fire Safety Video.
If there is a fire in your home having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan will increase your chances of getting out of your house safely. If you already have a plan, take the time to practise it with your family.
Home Fire Safety Colouring-in – Print and Colour
Chatterbox Activity (PDF 2625KB)
Junior Fire Safety Certificate (PDF 1590KB)
A working smoke alarm provides early warning and time to escape. Watch our smoke alarm video as a family.
You may be doing more cooking at home with the family. Here is some important information.
The leading cause of house fires in Western Australia is leaving cooking unattended. Here is a useful link to Fire and Rescue NSW on tips to be safe in your kitchen.
Aaron’s Promise explores the subject of fire play and provides discussion questions to help you talk about fire safe behaviour with your children.
Aaron's Promise - Book (PDF)
The DFES Education team can send your family a Home Fire Safety Family Pack which includes -
Send your request and your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you a Home Fire Safety Family Pack.
Young people play with fire for various reasons, ranging from natural curiosity to using fire to express feelings of anger or emotional distress. Without help and guidance, young people may continue to light fires leading to serious consequences such as serious personal injury and damage to property.
Do not ignore your child’s fire play. Harsh punishment doesn’t work and will often result in your child becoming more secretive in their fire play.
If your child is lighting fires, follow these 4 simple steps:
JAFFA Program: Information for families (PDF 1264 KB)
Dangerous storms are one of the most common natural hazards in Australia. Here are some helpful resources to assist you and your family – a short video, information guide and suggested activities including printable colouring-in sheets.
Watch this video as a family - Storm Safety Video
Here is a guide to Preparing for Storms (PDF) which has advice about what to do before and after a storm.
Floods are influenced largely by the weather and can happen in any place, at any time of the year. Here are some helpful resources to assist you and your family – a short video, information guide and suggested activities including printable colouring-in sheets.
Watch this video as a family – Dangers of Floodwaters
Here is an information guide to being Flood Smart (PDF)
Reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’. These stories are about disasters that can affect your community.
If you would like more information, factsheets and activities for children, please access the Safety Information and School Aged Education pages on the DFES website.