What If Firefighters Teamed Up With Santa for National Chimney Safety Week?
Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 28, 2013
“What If Firefighters Teamed Up With Santa for National Chimney Safety Week?” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
September 30-October 6, 2013 is National Chimney Safety Week.
Fire Prevention Week is the following week.
A local firefighter recommended these fire safety websites:
National Firefighters Protection Association provides tools, tips, and resources at http://www.nfpa.org/
“Prevent Kitchen Fires” is this year’s fire safety theme. Visit Sparky, The Fire Dog, and Aunt Dottie for a fire safety video and song for kids: http://www.nfpa.org/press-room/news-releases/2013/nfpa-offers-tools-tips-and-resources-for-octobers-fire-prevention-week
Heating Safety tips are available at http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/heating_safety.pdf
Chimney Safety Institute of America offers tips for homeowners here: http://www.csia.org/
Just for fun, I asked myself…
Q: Who would a firefighter team up with to promote chimney safety?
A: Sparky, the fire dog http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/sparky-the-fire-dog.
Q. Who else?
A. Santa. To learn more about the history of Santa Claus and entering by chimneys, check here”
Here are a few riddles about firefighters teaming up with Santa for National Chimney Safety Week…
How many of these can you solve? I hope you’ll try writing some of your own and sharing them here.
Question #1: What did the firefighter add to Santa’s sack?
Question #2: What do Santa and a firefighter have in common?
Question #3: What do you get when you pair a firefighter with Santa?
Question #4: What do firefighters and Santa remind you to keep on hand?
Question #5: What birthday greeting tip did Santa give the firefighter?
Answers: 1. Smoke alarms. 2. They both check for smoke. 3. A smoking team. 4. Batteries. 5. Don’t let your life go up in smoke.
Write a fire safety riddle of your own. Share it in the comment section.
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