Parents' Guide to

Fireman Sam

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Charming Welsh show teaches preschoolers safety.

Fireman Sam Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 3+

Awesome show I think this show enjoyed for all ages 😀

age 3+


The kids like the show but as an adult you see how bad it is. The parents don’t watch their kids in the show and are never blamed when then let their kids do something dangerous. The kids are never learning their lesson and the show teaches bad manners.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (20 ):

The distinctly Welsh characters, community, accents, and expressions may pose some minor comprehension problems for kids on this side of the pond, but overall it's good exposure to another part of the world. And when it comes down to it, the show's main premise is easy to ascertain, even for a 3-year old. With its fun cast of friends and engaging adventures, the show may remind parents of Bob the Builder -- albeit with a Welsh accent and a focus on fire safety instead of construction.

Fireman Sam's storylines are simple, but they do involve crises, some of which may frighten the youngest viewers if characters' safety is threatened. But never fear -- everyone always winds up safe in the end thanks to the gallant efforts of Fireman Sam.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate