Sing a Song for Safety

by Rich Palmer

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Kids from preschool through elementary school can have fun learning how to be safe! Rich Palmer is a fire and life safety educator, as well as a songwriter. He uses his songs to educate children in the classroom, at community events, on cable television and anywhere kids can learn safety through music!

Rich Palmer has been a fire and life safety educator since 1991. During this time, he has found music to be a tremendous vehicle for presenting safety education messages. The retention of messages delivered through music can be quite effective. By combining his skills in safety education with his talents as a songwriter, Rich can now bring you a valuable tool for your use.

This CD was recognized as “Best in Show” and “Third Place Overall” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in San Diego, CA (March 20-23, 2007). The abstract for the project was published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research [March 2007 Supplement Volume 28, Number 2 (pp.S49-S186). 39th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association: Abstracts].

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released August 16, 2006

Rich Palmer - most instruments, vocals
Scott Palmer - most drums, percussion
Krystal Palmer and Anthony Palmer - vocals on "Going to the Playground"

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Rich Palmer Centerville, Ohio

Rich Palmer has been a fire and life safety educator since 1991. During this time, he has found music to be a tremendous vehicle for presenting safety education messages. The retention of messages delivered through music can be quite effective. By combining his skills in safety education with his talents as a songwriter, Rich can now bring you a valuable tool for your use. ... more

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Track Name: 911 Handles All
As I walked down the street one day
I heard loud noises coming my way
I saw a police car, a fire truck, and ambulance, too.
I guess they had something important to do.

I asked a man standing on his porch
Why they gotta hurry ‘round that corner?
He said young man, I guess that you don’t know
When there’s an emergency they really go…

Now it didn’t seem to make much sense
I saw a police car, a fire truck, an ambulance.
Sirens with lights spinnin’ round
And, boy, they made a crazy sound.

The man said to me as they went by,
“If you need help fast they can really fly.
They go when someone’s sick or hurt,
They go when something’s getting burnt.”
I asked, “what if a stranger comes in my door?”
He said, “A police officer shows them what he’s for.”

Now I know in an emergency,
there are special people to come help me
All it takes is a simple call,
Dial 9-1-1 to handle all.

Dial 9-1-1 to handle all…

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Lyrics and music copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Bikin' and Bladin'
Got a new bike, took it out to ride
My friends were all there, they were playin' outside
I climbed on my bike and got ready to go
Put a helmet on my head, they said “Whoa man, whoa!”

They said you look goofy, must've lost your head
My head is what I'm savin' that's what I said.

Bikin' and bladin' all summer long,
Got my helmet and my pads in case something goes wrong.
If I crash and fall down to the ground,
The hospital's not the place I wanna be found.

Those are great rollerblades on your feet.
With skates like that you could fly down the street.
But bladin' without pads isn't very cool,
If you fall and bust your head you're a rollerblade fool.

You say pads and helmets don't look very keen.
They could save your life if you know what I mean.

Bikin' and bladin' all summer long,
Got my helmet and my pads in case something goes wrong.
If I crash and fall down to the ground,
The hospital's not the place I wanna be found.

Bikin' and bladin' all summer long,
Got my helmet and my pads in case something goes wrong.


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Lyrics and music copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Hey, Hey Firefighter
A call comes in to the firehouse
There's a house on fire.
They need the firefighters right away
Flames are getting higher.

Ring, ring, goes the bell
Watch the firefighters run
Before they can fight the fire
something must be done.

The firefighter grabs his fire gear
It helps keep him safe
When there's a fire he puts it on
Hurry don't be late.

Flash, flash go the lights
The firetruck is on the road
The horn blows and the siren yells
Watch that firetruck go

The firefighter has on special clothes
let's see if we know why
When there's a fire he puts them on
When you see him please don't cry

Hey, hey Firefighter you don't look the same
But I won't be afraid; I know why you came.

Now they've put the fire out
They put away the hose
Everyone gets back on the truck
Now it's time to go.

Hey, hey firefighter there's a fire call
Boots and pants, coat and gloves
Wait that's not all
Don't forget your air mask
and a helmet for your head.
Now you can go to the fire
In your firetruck big and red.

Hey, hey Firefighter you don't look the same
But I won't be afraid; I know why you came.
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Lyrics and music copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Smoke Detector, Life Protector
Waiting in the hall on the ceiling or the wall
is a friend I can't live without.
It stays wide awake while I sleep tight
and if there's smoke it wakes me up tonight.

My smoke detector is a life protector
It knows just what to do.
And if a fire breaks out in my house
it wakes me up I have no doubt.

Once each month I test my detector
I wanna be sure that it works okay
And if I find the battery's low
I put a new one in right away.

When it yells I wake right up
and get down on the floor.
I don't stand I stay under smoke
and crawl my way right out the door.

My smoke detector is a life protector
It knows just what to do.
And if a fire breaks out in my house
it wakes me up I have no doubt.

When the smoke detector beeps
gotta get on the floor
When the smoke detector beeps
gotta get out the door.

Lyrics and Music © 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Stay Low and Go
I'm sleeping in my bed in the middle of the night
My mommy tucked me in all snug and tight
I wake up real fast 'cause I hear somebody yell,
“There's a fire in the house!”
It's the smoke I smell

Stay Low and Go
Stay Low and Go
When the smoke's above
Stay Down Low

I know what to do, 'cause I learned it one day
I have a plan to get out and I'll show you the way
Get down on the floor
Don't stand up at all
When there's smoke in your room
You need to crawl.

Stay Low and Go
Stay Low and Go
When the smoke's above
Stay Down Low

Stay Low and Go
Stay Low and Go
When the smoke's above
Stay Down Low

Music and Lyrics copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Dodo Bird Song (Matches and Lighters)
Dodo Bird Song (Matches and Lighters)

They say I’m just a Dodo Bird
I don’t know what to do.
I always make the same mistakes;
I guess I’m not like you.

When a door says push, I always pull
And then I bump my nose.
A wise old owl would always know
to read it before he goes.

When I try to fly up, I fall on the ground.
My brain just doesn’t know why.
I wash my feathers with a garden hose
and roll in the dirt to get dry.

But there’s one thing I’ll never do…
I learned from my safety friends.
Matches and lighters are tolls, not toys…
I’ll never, ever, ever touch them.

Though I’m just a Dodo Bird
There’s something you can learn from me.
Matches and lighters are for moms and dads;
They’re not for a Dodo like me.

Boys and girls, play it safe,
Always use your head.
If you see matches and lighters where they shouldn’t be
Tell a grown-up what I just said.

They should put matches and lighters in a safe place
Where a little person just can’t reach.
And though I’m just a Dodo Bird, it’s a lesson I like to teach.

Music and lyrics copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Surf EDITH
Surf EDITH

I was sleepin' in my bed where it's nice and calm
When I heard a loud noise, 'was my smoke alarm.
It could have been bad, I might be there still
but I had a little plan called an Exit Drill.

An Exit Drill is something you should know
If a fire is in your house you'll know where to go
When the smoke detector beeps don't just run around
Go to the floor and just stay down!

When a fire is in a house there's smoke in the air
So crawling down low is the way to go.
If you wanna breathe stay down low
It's safer there than anywhere.

I went to the door as I crawled on the floor
And felt it with the back of my hand
It didn't feel hot, so I opened it slow
I didn't see smoke so I crawled down low.

Once I got outside went to a meeting place
That was next to a tree in my front yard space.
Then someone from my family
Went to the neighbor's house to use the telephone.
Dial 9-1-1 fire emergency, but never call in your own home.

An Exit Drill is something you should know
If a fire is in your house you'll know where to go
When the smoke detector beeps don't just run around
Go to the floor and just stay down!

An Exit Drill is something you should know
If a fire is in your house you'll know where to go
When the smoke detector beeps don't just run around
Go to the floor and just stay down!

An Exit Drill is something you should know
If a fire is in your house you'll know where to go
When the smoke detector beeps don't just run around
Go to the floor and just stay down!

Music and Lyrics copyright 2006 by Richard A. Palmer, BMI
Track Name: Ridin' with Style (School Bus Song)
Ridin' With Style (School Bus Song)

It’s time to get on the bus
It’s time to go for a ride
And if I follow the rules
I’ll get to where I am going without getting hurt cause I’m

Ridin’ with Style
Gonna be on this bus for awhile
I’m doin’ the things I ought to do
I’m gonna be safe while I’m ridin’ with you
On the bus.

I’ve got my bottom on the bottom
And my back… to the back
I keep my hands inside
And my bags out of the aisle cause I’m

Ridin’ with Style
Gonna be on this bus for awhile
I’m doin’ the things I ought to do
I’m gonna be safe while I’m ridin’ with you
On the bus.

Now when the driver’s doin’ the drivin’
And the kids are doin’ the ridin’
There’s gotta be some peace and quiet
Or the bus driver can’t do the decidin’ so I’m

Sure you’ve got style
You’re gonna be on this bus for awhile.
You’re doin’ the things you ought to do
You’re gonna be safe, yes I know that it’s true
On the bus.


Music and lyrics Copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI