Fire Escape Interactive Game


This lesson plan utilises an interactive game that allows participants to carry out a virtual night-time routine, identifying potential hazards and good fire prevention practice as they move throughout a house from the ground floor, upstairs to the bedroom. Game play allows participants to see how well they have done in the identification process as it plays backwards from the bedroom and out of the front door after a fire alarm sounds. Points are awarded for successfully identified items and deducted for any missed items. The game describes good practice during the play back to enable players to develop their fire safety knowledge and put a night-time routine into practice in their own settings. A night-time routine is an important part of home fire safety and in supporting families to stay safe, or to get out, stay out and call 999 in the event of a fire.

How To Use

As outlined in the lesson plan, utilise the Fire Escape Interactive Game resource, pinned below as 'Resource 1' to allow pupils to identify possible hazards in the home as part of a night-time routine. The game play shows movement through a property from the front door to the bedroom and players should click on items they have identified. A smoke alarm will sound to indicate a need to get out, stay out and call 999. The game plays in reverse and provides fire safety advice around the items players have selected. Any they have not identified will also be displayed. Use the game to promote a conversation about the importance of a night-time routine, working smoke alarms and escape plans.

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