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Fire Safety and Prevention Education Programme

Our School Fire Safety and Prevention programme is delivered by our team of Education Advocates. They use their training, experience and expertise to give key messages in such a way that the pupils understand the importance of fire safety without becoming worried or frightened.

We offer two different sessions to teach younger children about fire safety:

School visits for Year 2 - Key Stage 1

Children aged 5 to 7 learn about what the Fire Service does and how they help us. They learn about common fire hazards around the home and to never play with matches and lighters. It teaches them how dangerous smoke can be and the importance of smoke alarms. We also talk about how they keep their homes safe from fire, what to do if their clothes catch fire, and how to call 999.

School visits for Year 5 - Key Stage 2

This session for older children goes into more detail; it looks at prevention, choices of behaviour and consequences. We look at how destructive fire can be to communities, property and people. We will talk about the difference between safe and unsafe fires. We will further emphasise the importance of smoke alarms, how to make sure they are working and what to do if they are not. We talk about how to make fire escape plans from homes, how to prevent a fire starting and revise when and how to make a 999 call.

Teacher support during current restrictions

We have resources that you can use to support lesson planning and delivery of safety messages until school visits start again.

We have mapped the resources to link in with new PSHE Curriculum for 2020, for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and further details are available on the contact email below.

Please contact us for more details and for any additional support: education@dsfire.gov.uk

Primary school resources (years 2, 3 and 4)

Watch the video or presentation for each activity and then complete our worksheets.

Staying safe outdoors

How to stop, drop and roll

Staying safe indoors

Smoke alarms

Making a 999 call

Staying safe on the roads

Bedtime safety routines and fire escape plans

Junior Life Skills - Fire safety activities for year 6


We have created some resources to help teachers with planning in the last few weeks, as pupils are being prepared for their move to secondary school. This is in place of the Fire Safety and Prevention sessions run at the Junior Life Skills events. There is a PowerPoint presentation on Fire Safety & Prevention as well as a lesson plan to support delivery and tasks to consolidate learning.

Download the Junior Life Skills resources pack zip file


Should you have any queries please email the Schools & Education Team at education@dsfire.gov.uk

Additional learning resources

There are lots of resources available online to help children learn more about fire safety and prevention. Look through the other resources available online.

 

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