Events for Students

Educating Young Learners

Our goal is to offer free specialized educational opportunities for all Merritt students (and preschool students), suited to their needs & development.

Those interested in taking part in public education programs below are encouraged to contact our Fire Life Safety Educator, to find out more. Availability may be limited and is subject to emergency calls on the day of; please ensure that if you are registering your class (by phone or e-mail), that you do so by the “book by” listed below.

Please note: due to Covid-19, the hall is currently closed to the public and all public-events are on hold until it is safe to recommence.

Preschool (Daycare Students): Engine Tours & Meet the Firefighters

Provided to daycare students in Merritt in conjunction with Fire Inspections in the last two weeks of October. Meet the firefighters and tour the trucks. Book by: TBD

Preschool (Daycare Students):What’s Hot? What’s Not?

For daycare and StrongStart students, at your center in Merritt, during the month of February for Burn Awareness Week. Students will learn to identify objects that can cause burns and the importance of telling an adult if they come across them.
Book by: TBD

Kindergarten: MFRD Hall Tours

We open the hall during May and June so kindergarten students tour the hall, meet the firefighters, check out the engines…learn more about your community helpers!
Book by: TBD

Grade 1:Fire Fact Fun/Sciene de Feu, C’est fantastique!

Learn basic fire & life safety messages including: “Tools vs. Toys”, “Smoke Alarm Sounds” and “Two Ways Out” in your classroom, during the month of December. Part-time french instruction is available where appropriate. Book by: TBD

Grade 2: Wildfire Science/Feu de Fȏret

Learn basic wildfire science, how to prevent fires & how firefighters fight wildfires in your classroom during the month of March. Part-time french instruction is available where appropriate. Book by: TBD

Grade 3:Fire Prevention Week

more information to follow

Grade 4: Mini CPAT

What does it take to be a firefighter? In April, Merritt Fire opens the hall and challenges grade 4 students to train and team build with us. Book by: TBD

Grade 5: Fire Risks/ Le Problème des Incedies

Learn the potential hazards of the home and within the community, as well as the consequences of firesetting. In your classroom, during the month of November. Part-time french instruction is available where appropriate. Book by: TBD

Grade 6: Fire Science: Close Before You Doze/Science de Feu

Understand fire behaviour and the importance of safe exiting practices, in your classroom, during the month of January. Part-time french instruction is available where appropriate. Book by: TBD

Grade 7: Wildfire Science/ Feu de Fȏret

What causes a wildfire? How can you prevent them? Can homes be protected? Learn those answers and more, in your classroom (with an outdoor field-trip option). Part-time french instruction is available where appropriate. Book by: TBD

High School Students

Various educational opportunities available including CPR Awareness, Burn Awareness, Wildfire Science, and Fire Behavior: Understanding Fire Safety. Contact Fire Life Safety Educator for more information: kminar@merritt.ca