MILO & MOXIE- SMART SAFETY RANGERS CLASSROOM EDUCATION PROGRAM
“I’m Milo the dog, a smart safety ranger. Here to help you learn how to stay away from danger.”
Because children are the most vulnerable group for burn and scald injuries, Metro Fire is proud to bring you the Milo & Moxie – Smart Safety Rangers Classroom Education Program. The campaign works to educate children about preventing burn injuries and teaches them how to be fire safe in their homes.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, in 2012, more than 136,000 children across the country, including more than 67,000 children 4 and under, were injured due to a fire and burn treated in emergency rooms. Scald burns, caused by hot liquids or steam, and contact burns are the most common types of burn-related injuries among young children.
Milo the dog and Moxie the hummingbird story-time curriculum uses a rhyming technique to teach safety lessons while keeping the kids attention. The interaction between the characters helps to move the story through each room of their home, hitting on key fire and burn prevention messages. Click here to see the Digital Flipbook and video clip of Milo & Moxie.
“If reading a story to a class of young children can prevent even one burn, then it’s worth it,” said Metro Fire Chief Todd Harms. “But we should remember, it’s not only the child’s responsibility to be safe; parents have to take measures to prevent burns. Please take time to prevent injuries by keeping young children out of the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended.”
Milo & Moxie Classroom Education Program is available by:
- Virtual Presentation
- In-Person Presentation
- Self-taught by teacher at their leisure
For the Virtual Presentation:
Metro Fire would like to offer the Milo & Moxie program through a virtual visit with your kindergarten – 2nd grade classroom. During our 30-minute “visit” we will read the story of Milo & Moxie, engage the students with follow-up questions and conversation and share a video demonstrating Metro Fire firefighters in action. To schedule a Community Relations Specialist for a virtual visit with your classroom, click here. For the virtual visit you will need to have access to reliable internet and a Zoom account.
Metro Fire would like to offer the Milo & Moxie program through an in-person visit with your kindergaren-2nd grade classroom. During our 30-minute visit we will read the story of Milo & Moxie, engage the students with follow-up questions and conversation and share a video demonstrating Metro Fire firefighters in action. To schedule a Community Relations Specialist for an in-person presentation to your classroom, click here.
Self-Taught by Teacher:
Click here to Request Materials or your Virtual Presentation. We want to make it simple and convenient for you to provide this program to your kindergarten through 2nd grade classroom. Click here to see the Digital Flipbook. On this same website, under resources, you can download fire prevention tip sheets for further information. If you would like to request supplemental Milo & Moxie materials, to provide to your students and reinforce the lessons, please click here. In addition, we have put together a lesson plan to help guide you through Milo and Moxie’s burn prevention lesson.
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