Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Firefighters

December 14, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Firefighters are amongst those community helpers that risk their lives daily for our safety. Learn all about firefighters and so much more with these resources below.

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Firefighters


It was such a surprise to me to find out that there are retired firefighters that commit to volunteering at the fire station on their own time, most with no pay at all.

In fact, more than two-thirds of U.S. Firefighters are volunteers, about 745,000 of them in total. The other 370,000 are career firefighters (FireRescue1).

It blew my mind that there was a career choice in service, that has people actually volunteer for nothing. You don’t really see that in other professions. Sometimes dentists do some volunteer work. However, for volunteers to make up two-thirds of the staff is pretty impressive.

I was trying to read up on why people would even become a volunteer firefighter. I just didn’t understand why people would bother to put themselves in harm’s way for people they do not know and for no monetary compensation.

Firefighters have many “whys” and we are grateful for each one. I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that volunteer firefighters just want to help out. They want to do their share of helping their community be safe.

In the current day and age of self-gratification and selfishness, this firefighter career is nothing short of amazing. This career choice, period, is pretty selfless, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we appreciate our local fire departments and are grateful for all they do.

Firefighters rock and your kids are sure to enjoy learning all about them in your homeschool.

These courageous community helpers put out fires, they rescue those in danger, they care for the sick in inured prior to taking them to the local hospitals, they work to prevent fires and they investigate the sources for fire.

Firefighters, and yes even the volunteers, go through constant training and skill development to maintain their skills as a firefighter.

Actually, firefighters need at least 100 hours of training before they can even legally step foot inside a burning building. Not to mention they learn to get dressed in full garb in less than two minute’s time.

Check out these FREE ways to learn about community helpers: firefighters, in your homeschool.

Grab these free printables and resources to learn about firefighters.

FREE Fire Fighting Vocabulary Copywork

FREE Fire & Firefighting Vocabulary Copywork

FREE Printables all about Firefighting

Free Printables All About Firefighting text with image of a firefighter using a powerful water hose to put out a big fire

Let’s Learn About Firefighters! Lesson Plan | Scholastic

Firefighter Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle

All About Firefighters | Learn with Homer

Fire fighting | Explain That Stuff

What is a Firefighter? (Older Kids) | Career Explorer

11 requirements to become a firefighter (Older Kids) | FireRescue1

Top 12 firefighter facts | FireRescue1

8 Amazing Facts About Firefighters That You Didn’t Know | Skysaver

13 Facts About Firefighting that Show a Different Side of This Job |

Fireman Lapbook FREE | Homeschool Creations

Resources to Teach about Firefighters |

You can also take some time to teach your kids about fire safety with the free resources below.

Fire Prevention and Safety Resources

Fire Prevention and Safety Resources text with image of a red fire extinguisher

Use firefighter-themed learning resources as you teach all about firefighters.

FREE Firefighter Worksheets | 123Homeschool4Me

Firefighter Shadow Matching : FREE 4 Shadows To Be Matched | Fluffy Tots

FREE Firefighter Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten | Homeschool Preschool

Fireman-Themed Learning Fun for Pre-K text with image examples of worksheets

Downloadable Firefighter FREE Workbook | Dazzling Daily Deals

FREEBIE: Firefighter Word Wall Writing Center | Brenda Tejeda

Firefighter Beginning Sounds | Free Printable Worksheets for Kids

FREE Firefighter Worksheet Pack | Cookies & Racecars

Letter F Activities — Fire Safety Week | Teaching Mama

FREE Firefighter Emergent Reader | Welcome to the Family Table

Head to the library to check out some books about firefighters.

Books About Firefighters and Fire Safety | Fantastic Fun and Learning

various children\'s books about firefighters

My Mom is a Firefighter Book Review AND lots of FREEBIES! | Grade Onederful

Firefighters & Fire Trucks – Books | No Time for Flash Cards

Books about fire fighters for kids | Gift of Curiosity

Preschool Books About Firefighters | Pre-KPages

Create a firefighter dramatic/pretend play area.

Fire Station Dramatic Play | Pocket of Preschool

Firefighter Helmet Crown | Sweet Sensations Crafts

Firefighter Hat Craft | All Kids Network

5 Fireman Crafts – Fire Fighter Crafts And Activities For Kids | 10 Minutes of Quality Time

Teach about hot and cold.

Hot and Cold Printable Pack | Simple Living Creative Learning

Hot & Cold Printables text with image examples of multiple worksheets

Teaching Hot and Cold | Extremely Good Parenting

Hot Air, Cold Air Science Activity | Learning 4 Kids

Super Simple Heat Experiment | Coffee Cups and Crayons

Amazing Hot and Cold Water Density Experiment | STEAMsational

Explore STEM, science experiments, and experiences related to firefighters.

Firefighter Slime Activities for Kids | Fire Department Family

Community Helpers Theme for Preschool: Bubbly Fires Science Activity! | The Preschool Toolbox

Climbing Firefighter STEAM Activity for Kids | JDaniel4’s Mom

Fire Slime- A Simple Slime Recipe for Science Fun! | Everyday Chaos + Calm

Enjoy some hands-on activities and games all about firefighters.

Fireman Activities for Preschool | Living Life & Learning

Fire Fighter Do-a-Dot FREE Printables | Gift of Curiosity

5 Little Fire Fighters Poem & Activity | Inspired by Family Mag

FREE Fire Fighter Sudoku Puzzles | Gift of Curiosity

Printable Firefighter Spot the Difference (FREE) | From ABCs to ACTs

Firefighter Spot the Difference text with image examples of spot the difference cards with a yellow colored background

Firefighter Kindergarten FREE Worksheets | Mess for Less

Fun Firefighter Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers | Rainy Day Mum

Put the Fire Out Fine Motor Play | Best Toys 4 Toddlers

Gross Motor (Shoot the Flames) | News with Naylors

Firefighters Theme and activities | Educatall

10 Best Firefighter Theme Preschool Activities | Mommy is my Techer

Firefighter Play Dough Activity For Preschool | Pre-KPages

Fire Engine (Fire Truck) with Extendable Ladder and Fire Hose Activity Sheet for Kids | Danielle’s Place

Firefighters (FREE Game, Crafts, and Printouts to Color) | Enchanted Learning

Incorporate some crafts to go alongside your firefighter lessons.

How to Make Fire Flames with FREE Printable Template | Brilliant Little Ideas

5 Firefighters Handprint and Rhyme | KidsSoup

Fireman Picture Craft | First Pallette

Fire Fighters Paper Doll Craft | DLTK-Kids

Printable Firefighter Craft FREE | Learn Create Love

Watch videos about firefighters and what they do.

Learn about Firefighters for Kids Video | Happy Lion Learning

Video – Learning about Firefighters |

Real Life Firefighters!! A Trip to the Fire Station | QuadSquad

A Day in the Life – Firefighter Video | Nick Fanelli

Firefighter: How I got my job and where I’m going (video) | Khan Academy

Take a virtual tour of a firehouse.

FDNYSmart Virtual Firehouse Tour for Kids | New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Fire Station Tour for Kids | City of Plano Texas

Brentwood Fire and Rescue Virtual Fire Station Tour | City of Brentwood

Teach your children about historical fires with your kids.

FREE Historic Fires Notebooking Research Journal

Historic Fires Notebooking Research Journal Free Printable Notebook text with background image of a big forest fire

Don’t forget to do the most important things of all:

Why not make some fun and yummy treats for your local Fire Station?

Schedule a tour around the Fire Station if you could. Fire Stations also are more than willing to provide tours of fire trucks, which is always a hit with the kids.

Above all, make it a point to pray for firefighters and other community helpers each day of your unit. Firefighters risk their lives daily for the sake of the community. Let u spray the Lord keep them safe as they do so.

Don’t miss out on our other resources to give you a head start on studying more community helpers at home:

FREE Community Helpers Handwriting Practice

Printables About Community Helpers

FREE Community Helpers Printables

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Firefighters

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