Fire Safety Tag

Lesson Topic:

Fire Safety - responding to a fire

Lesson Description:

This lesson will emphasize the skills of stop, drop and roll and calling 911 while students practice their locomotor skills.

Learning Goals/Outcomes:

Students will identify when to use 'stop, drop, and roll'.

Students will practice the skill 'stop, drop, and roll'.

Students will identify the need to call 911 during a fire.

Students will practice the skills of dialing 911.

Students will move safely throughout the space.

Student will demonstrate a variety of locomotor skills.

Nebraska Standards:


  • PE.K.1.1.a Hops, gallops, jogs, runs, walks, slides, skips, and leaps while maintaining balance. (E)   
  • PE.K.2.1.c Travels in straight, curved, and zig zag pathways. (E)
  • PE.K.4.5.a Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders. (E) 

1st Grade:

  • PE.1.1.1.a Hops, gallops, side slides, and walks in a mature pattern. (M)

  • PE.1.4.1.b Follows the rules and procedures of the learning environment. (E)

2nd Grade:

  • PE.2.1.1.b Skips, runs, and jogs in mature patterns. (M)

  • PE.2.4.5.a Works independently and safely with or without equipment. (E)

Teacher Planning:

Equipment/Materials Needed:

  • Pennies or soft red gator ball (to identify tagger(s))
  • Phone posters (see picture below)
  • Cones or markers to designate tagging area

Time Required for Lesson:

  • 25-50 minutes


tagging area designated in center with multiple phone posters hanging on the walls around the tagging area.
fire_safety_tag.PNGtagging area designated in center with multiple phone posters hanging on the walls around the tagging area.

tagging area designated in center with multiple phone posters hanging on the walls around the tagging area.

Technology Use:

_____ YES               __X___NO

Instructional Plan:

Anticipatory Set/Pre-Activity:

Go over what to do if fire gets on your clothes:

  1. Stop exactly where you are. 
  2. Drop to the ground and lie flat, covering your face with your hands. 
  3. Roll slowly from one side to the other (over and over or back and forth) until the fire is out.        

Invite them to practice the skill of stop, drop, and roll and review the previous lesson over when and how to call 911.

Benefits/Explanation/Real-World Connection:

One of the ways a person can be hurt by fire is not knowing what to do if their clothes catch on fire.  Students learn the correct way to stop, drop, and roll, a life-saving fire safety response to be used only if there is fire on some part of their body and/or clothing. It is also important to call 911 so that medical professionals can come help as soon as possible. 

Activities (i.e. instructions, warm-up, lesson, cool-down):

Assign 1 or 2 taggers and provide them with red pennies or a soft red ball to tag with.  Remind students how to tag safely and respectfully. 

Identify the tagging area- the taggers must stay in this area at all times.  All over students are to move freely within this area until tagged.  You can provide them with a variety of locomotor skills to perform as they move safely around the space. 

Once a person is tagged, they step out of the tagging area and perform standing mountain climbers to let others know they have been tagged.  The nearest person (not tagged or a tagger) identifies that the person (who has been tagged) is in need.  They run over, tell them to "stop, drop, and roll" then run to the nearest phone poster and "dial" 911 then hit send.  After this, both people can return to the tagging area and resume the game.

You can switch taggers when you switch locomotor movements. 


Review the steps for and use of stop, drop, and roll; along with when and how to call 911. 

Assessment :


Supplemental Information:


Safety Precautions:

Ensure that students are aware of safe tagging and the boundaries and skills for moving safely within their personal and general space.

Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)

For older grade levels, you can proceed to have students practice providing appropriate information to the 911 dispatcher as well. Zig Zags, side shuffle, and various movement patterns can be integrated based on ability levels.

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