Meet Milo & Moxie

Milo, a loveable dog, and Moxie, an inquisitive hummingbird, have paired up to teach you and your family all about fire safety, burn prevention, and wildfire preparation and prevention! 

Children under the age of 12 are the most vulnerable group for burn and scald injuries. The Arizona Burn Foundation’s Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers™ kid-friendly program teaches children life-saving burn prevention and fire safety strategies. This “story-time” curriculum is aligned to Arizona state standards and addresses burn safety behaviors for both children and parents. 

Arizona is ranked second in the nation for the number of acres burned due to wildfires each year. Milo & Moxie: Wildfire Prevention™ introduces children to the importance of wildfire preparation, while giving real-life strategies for how to help prevent wildfire disasters.

Heart of the Program

At the heart of both of these programs is the story of Milo, our Smart Safety Ranger dog, who teaches his friend, a curious hummingbird named Moxie, how to prevent fire and burn injuries in the home AND how to help prevent and prepare for wildfires. Both of these rhyming storybooks are colorful, engaging, and exciting to kids of all ages! 

In Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers™, our loveable characters venture through each room of a typical house, teaching children real-life strategies to keep them safe from fire and burns. Our messaging includes: the kitchen safety zone, what’s hot and what’s not, chemical burns, smoke alarms, sun safety, and much more! 

In Milo & Moxie: Wildfire Prevention™, our characters journey up north to teach families how to prevent and prepare for wildfires. Our messaging includes: fire resistant zones, emergency supply kids, campfire safety, and much more!

“By the time fall arrives, approximately 1,400 children in my community will have had the opportunity to meet Milo & Moxie. I absolutely love the bright and colorful way the messages are provided in the book, flash cards, and video. I use this curriculum for preschool, kindergarten and first grade safety presentations.”
— Tina Gerola, Community Risk Reduction Specialist in Fire & Life Safety

How You Can Be Involved

You can adopt one (or both!) of these programs by following these easy steps:

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Order the kit(s) that best fits your community’s needs.

Review training guides and download our free lesson plans to gain an understanding of how the program can best be presented.

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Present and distribute the materials to children to help prevent pediatric burns and wildfires!

264,141

Students taught about fire safety & counting!

Childhood Prevention

Burns and scalds are the fourth leading cause of accidental deaths among children, and many can be prevented with education and training.

Approx. 300

children are seen in emergency rooms EACH DAY from burn injuries. .

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of burn injuries occurred at home

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the result of fire

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the result of a scald from hot liquid

Every 65 seconds

Someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.

200,000

pediatric scalding injuries per year.

What Our Community Partners Tell Us

The Arizona Burn Center has endorsed Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers™ as a highly effective tool for teaching burn prevention and fire safety. As the second leading burn center in the United States, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects a burn injury has on a child and his family. We fully support this educational program that seeks to reduce the number of burn injuries in children and make our communities safer for everyone.”

— Dr. Kevin Foster, Director of Burn Services, Arizona Burn Center