Keys to Safety Campaign Materials
The Keys to Safety Campaign materials are designed to support local programs that want to take part in a national campaign to teach key safety messages to adult learners.
Download the campaign materials below for use in adult instruction and community programming.
Please note: The Keys to Safety lessons and student exercises can be used, duplicated, and shared with attribution to ProLiteracy (2010), but cannot be modified in any way. All other materials may be modified for local use, but instructional messages included in these materials should not be changed.
Campaign Activities Booklet
A booklet of suggested activities programs can use to reach campaign goals, including ideas for involving local fire services.
A proclamation template that may be customized and signed by a local politician to show support for the campaign.
Visit the Useful Resources page for links to informational resources, fact sheets, and statistics on adult literacy and fire prevention and safety.
The campaign posters, which are designed to be printed in large format (17"X22") feature safety messages about smoke alarms and the role of the firefighter in the community. They can be displayed at a program center or elsewhere in the community (e.g., at a library).
Lessons and Activities
Lessons and activities on fire prevention and safety for teachers and tutors to use with adult students:
- Smoke alarm installation and maintenance
- Escape plans and fire drills
- The role of the firefighter in the community
- Preventing fires in the home
- Calling for help - Short lesson and activities
- The tools firefighters use - Short lesson and activities
- Keep your important papers safe from fire
- Fires in public places
- Carbon monoxide can kill
- If there is a fire in your home
Certificate of Participation
A certificate that can be customized and given to students to recognize successful completion of Keys to Safety lesson content or extracurricular programming.
The Keys to Safety student survey can be used to informally assess completion of fire safety and prevention activities after participation in the campaign. Activities addressed include home visits with fire safety educators, installation and maintenance of smoke alarms, and making and practicing a home escape plan.
Webinar Recording: Incorporating Fire Prevention and Safety Education into Adult Instruction
In March 2011, ProLiteracy hosted several webinars to introduce the Keys to Safety Campaign. The archived recording of the March 15 session is available below.
After viewing the webinar you will
- understand the need for fire prevention and safety education among the adult learners your program serves.
- know how your program can share critical and potentially life-saving messages with this high-risk audience.
- know how to access and use the FREE fire prevention and safety materials available from ProLiteracy through the Keys to Safety Campaign.
- be prepared to collaborate with the local fire service personnel to implement fire prevention and safety programming in your community.
Tips for viewing the webinar:
- The webinar file is very large. We recommend that you use the "playback" option and play the recording directly from the Webex server instead of the "download" option.
- Java must be enabled in order to view the recording. If Java is not enabled in your web browser, instructions for how to proceed will appear on the screen.
- The webinar audio begins at the 2 min 45 second mark.