​​​​​​​​At s​econdary level we have several different schemes aimed at further developing the ideas and concepts discussed during the Year 6 Childsafe session as well as exploring how to spot fire hazards and fire safety in the home. 


What do we offer?

Heat of the Moment - Key Stage 3

This package encourages young people to understand the risks and potential consequences associated with making hoax calls and deliberate fire setting for themselves, their families and the communities they live in.

This lesson is delivered by our professional community fire safety advocates and is suitable for Year 7 or Year 8 students; complementing PSHE and citizenship curriculum areas. It is usually delivered in schools that request the input or where there are problems with anti-social behaviour, hoax calls or deliberate fire-setting in a particular area. The programme is also available to other organisations that work with young people where it is felt it would be beneficial.

It covers:

  • Understanding of the crime of arson, including knowledge  of how it is dealt with by the judicial system.

  • Consideration of the consequences of arson

  • Recognising why people may commit arson, including peer pressure

  • How to make a 999 call properly

  • Understanding the cost and legal implications of making hoax calls

  • Developing strategies to cope with peer pressure to make hoax calls or set deliberate fires


​How do we book​?​

​Please contact Paul Slee, Service Development Department
paulslee@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
01772 866947​


 

 Youth Engagement Scheme (YES)

This scheme is led by firefighters and is based at a fire station. It is around ten weeks long and offers help to groups aged between 11 and 17 to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as improving respect for themselves and others. Each scheme costs £2,500 for up to 10 young people.

It covers:

  • ​Staying safe - not just from easy-to-spot hazards but in relationships too

  • Improved physical fitness

  • Practicing fire fighting skills, including climbing ladders and using fire hoses.


 

How do we book?

​​If you know of young people who would benefit, we're keen to hear from you. For more information, please contact:

Ann Darby, Service Development Department  
anndarby@lancsfirerescue.org.uk.​
​01772 866951​


 

Fire Intervetion Response Education Scheme​ (FIRES)

The FIRES scheme is aimed at children under 17 who have developed a fascination with fire and who have exposed themselves or others to the risk. It is also available to those who have committed a fire-related crime as part of measures to prevent them from re-offending.

It covers:

  • An individual education plan based on their own circumstances and may include awareness of Risk and dangers of fire and consequences of deliberate fire setting

  •  Fire Safety 

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How do we book?

​Organisations and parent/guardians can make referrals by downloading an application form and emailing it to fires@lancsfirerescue.org.uk

To download the form click here​.


 
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We recognise that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities could be more vulnerable to the dangers of fire but recognise that teaching for special educational needs requires more than a single lesson plan.  We appreciate that that teachers know their class or pupil best; what their abilities are, how much they can take-in and what activities are suitable.​

We have created SENDsafe – a toolkit of 27 activities, each lasting around 15 minutes, that use the whole range of senses  which can be mixed and matched to suit an individual group's needs.


It covers:

  • ​​Concept of fire

  • ​​Fire hazard

  • Smoke alarms

  • Escaping from fire

  • Calling the fire service

  • What to do if your clothes catch on fire

  • Firefighter's uniform/fire engine

  • Involving Parents/Carers

Each session also has an evaluation process​

Download the toolkit


 

How do we book?​

Close liaison between the teacher and Fire and Rescue Service personnel will determine the bespoke format and content to make sure that the audience's needs are understood and that the setting is appropriate. The teacher will also be the lead on decisions surrounding the best means of delivery. It is recommended that a meeting take place to decide upon the best approach prior to the actual sessions taking place.

For further information please contact:

Paul Slee, Service Development Department
paulslee@lancsfirerescue.org.uk​
01772 866947​​​