Missoula County MT
Missoula County Schools Fire Education
Our Elementary School Programs teach the basics of Firewise Living to the next generation. We do this through a variety of events, including annual programs in the schools:
MCFPA works in as many Missoula County schools as possible. Together we can live safe on this fire planet.
Firefighters in the Schools
* Firefighter Frank - Kindergarteners
Puppets cover fire drills in the home, "stop, drop & roll," and how to "stay low & crawl out" in smoke. Meet Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog and local firefighters.
* Match Safety - 1st Grade
Thirty-minute program with video to teach Match Safety Rules and how to stay fire-safe at home and in the forest. Features Smokey Bear and local firefighters.
Thanks to Missoula Fire for taking the lead with Missoula Rural, Lolo Forest, State DNRC & local fire dept. support + our school administrations!
In 2022, we reached nearly 1300 elementary school students through school assemblies that featured puppets (Firefighter Frank) and Fire Safety messages.
Oct. '23 Assembly
MCFPA will be returning to the schools this fall to mark October as Fire Prevention Month.