Survival Kids series of life safety survival skill lessons are designed to
provide the children of Maumelle with information to survive an emergency.
The program, which completed its ninth year in May 2011, is coordinated by
Captains Shane Holmes and Michael Cossey and presented by members of the
department's C-Shift. The program is taught to all of the fourth graders
at Pine Forest Elementary School
Survival Kids was originally developed by the
Boone County, Missouri Fire
Protection District in 1994. In 2001, it was implemented in Maumelle
with the blessings of former Pine Forest Principal Mary Ask.
steps beyond the traditional education topics of the fire service -- fire
and burn prevention. While Survival Kids does include those topics among
the seven lessons presented each year, it also includes such topics as bicycle
safety, stranger danger & severe weather safety. Survival Kids begins
each year in October and continues with one lesson each month until April.
The students are challenged with interesting class work in lessons based
in English, science, math & history.
At the conclusion of the school year, the students are given a final exam
that measures their knowledge of all seven Survival Kids topics. Students
who pass all seven topics are given the honorary rank of fire chief. All
students participating in the program are recognized for their hard
Captain Bullard, with assistance from Firefighter Scott Eaton, explains the
fire behavior to fourth graders at Pine Forest Elementary School.
L E S S S O N
Houdini Escape Planning
Safety & Strangers
Roller-Blade and Scooter Safety