Ventura Unified School District Page


Listed below, you will find fire safety lesson plans and games for students.  We appreciate the opportunity to promote fire safety in our local schools.  It is our hope that the links provided here and on our “Just for Kids” page will be a valuable resource to you and your students. 

As always, we welcome your feedback!  Please contact Jeannie McGovern at (805) 339-4319 or  with any questions or comments.


 Fire Facts – Interactive Learning System

The Ventura City Fire Department is donating several “Fire Facts” CDs to each 4th grade teacher for use in the computer lab, classroom, and to take home.  Children will learn about firefighters, fire equipment, the importance of creating an escape plan, and what to do in case of fire in their home.  CDs are to be used in conjunction with information provided at:





Ready…Set…Prepare! Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

VUSD schools will receive Activity Books for each 4th grade student directly from FEMA.  Booklets should be received the week of October 17th.  You may download a copy of the booklet at:





National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Lesson Plans for Teachers

The NFPA and Scholastic, Inc., have created lesson plans, quizzes, and interactive games for children to learn about fire safety.




Ventura City Fire Department “Just For Kids” Page:

Our “Just For Kids” page provides various resources and games for children, parents, and teachers on fire safety and emergency preparedness.   Children can become a Junior  Fire Marshal at the U.S. Fire Administration’s Kids website and  graduate from “Readiness U” at FEMA’s Ready Kids page:


Free Publications for Teachers:


You can order free booklets about earthquake safety at this link:




Disaster Preparedness Activity Books:





Fire Safety Activity Books:




USFA has created a Prevention and Public Education Exchange which aims to serve as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials: