Virtual Safety Challenge
Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of children in the United States? In an effort to reduce childhood injuries and deaths in our community, the Edmond Fire Department has been hosting in-person Safety Challenges for children for over 10 years. These courses cover life-saving topics such as fire safety, water safety, pedestrian safety, and helmet safety. In an effort to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic we are excited to be able to offer these classes in an online format.
Students and their families will be able to complete 10 lessons in the comfort of their homes. We have also added a topic on germ safety to better reflect our current community needs.
The Virtual Safety Challenge will be hosted on FlipGrid, a website/app that is very user friendly. All you need is a computer or smartphone, internet access, and an email account to get started.
Students will complete an assignment, typically watching 1-2 videos, followed by an activity. They will be given a question(s) to answer and record their answers for our instructors to view. FlipGrid will allow our fire department educators to respond via video directly to your child. Our personnel are the only ones able to view their reply, keeping your child’s identity anonymous to other students. Each topic has a unique badge that can be printed off following completion of the topic.
Follow the instructions below to begin!
Step 1: Enter the Flip Code
You can go to www.flipgrid.com on a computer. For mobile devices download the free FlipGrid app on iOS or Android devices.
Enter the flip code: safetychallenge
Scan the following QR code:
**We highly recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Step 2: Sign In to the Grid
Join using a Google or Microsoft email account. This will allow our fire department educators to directly respond and communicate with the students.
Step 3: Review the Topic(s)
There are 10 topics to choose from. You can complete as many or as few as you like.
Each topic will have instructions for the lesson. The lesson may include videos and activity guides to complete prior to responding. All necessary links to videos and documents will be provided.
Step 4: Upload a Response
Once in a grid, click the green plus to record in four easy steps.
- Tap to record- Tap the record button on the bottom to start. Add fun stickers, filters, text, and more. Tap the arrow on the bottom right to advance.
- Review your video- Trim, rearrange, or add more. Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
- Submit a selfie- The selfie will be the cover photo for the video. Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
- Submit your video- Edit your name then submit.
Students can also record their own custom video and import it to Flipgrid using the button just to the right of the record button.
Step 5. Repeat Until You Have Completed All 10 Topics.
Those who complete all 10 topics will receive an individualized certificate from the fire department.
|Q. Is there a cost?|
|A. There is no cost. You will need access to the internet, a computer or phone as well as an email account. Both the Flipgrid app and the website are free.|
|Q. Will people be able to view my child’s information?|
|A. All of our classes are moderated by our instructors. The students will not be able to view other student information or watch their videos. Only an Edmond Fire Department instructor has access to the student's video replies. You are not required to submit any personal information.|
|Q. What if I’m not comfortable with my child recording a video of themself?|
|A. Students are not required to show their faces. You can simply cover the camera while recording. In addition, there are multiple features within the app to either cover or disguise their face with stickers and filters.|
For other FAQ please visit the Flipgrid website.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions