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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Children's Fire Literacy

Historic Fires and Firefighting

Learning about historic fires and firefighters of the past can give kids insight into how firefighting has changed over the years and how society has reacted to fires and tragedies, as well as getting them to think about what we can learn from disasters of the past and how we have changed since they took place.

Pre-K through Kindergarten

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-12