Our firefighters and specialist community fire safety staff aim to visit every Year 2 and Year 6 class in Lancashire every year, delivering lessons for each age group which complement any individual school’s safety education programme.

 

  • Childsafe – Year 2​

    This lesson usually lasts one hour and focuses on increasing knowledge about fire risks and awareness of what to do in the event of a fire.

    It covers:

    • General fire risks
    • Dangers of matches and lighters – students will watch a film of “Frances the Firefly”
    • What to do if clothes catch fire using the “Stop, Drop and Roll” technique
    • Understanding what a smoke alarm is and the importance of having a working one
    • The importance of having an escape action or fire plan (similar to a fire drill in school) – this is reinforced by the film “Freddie and Filbert’s Fire Plan”
    • Applying an escape action plan through role play and how to call 999

    You can download “Frances the Firefly” story booklet if you click here.

    At the end of the lesson classroom materials will be provided and every child will be given a leaflet to take home to help reinforce understanding. You can download the Key Stage 1 Fact Sheet here.

  • Road Sense – Year 6

    Road Sense is our new Year 6 road safety package which looks at the transition from primary to high school.

    It is an hour long session designed to help pupils to consider how they will travel to their new school safely and plan their route.

    It covers:

    • The importance of wearing seatbelts and using appropriate car seats
    • Safe cycling including wearing cycle helmets
    • Pedestrian safety
    • Be safe be seen
    • Not causing a distraction when travelling in a car

     

    Each child will be given a magazine to take home called “Way to Go” to help reinforce understanding at home and get parents involved with planning the transition

  • Special Educational Needs

    We recognise that all people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), irrespective of their age, are a particularly important group to us as they can be considered as more at risk and vulnerable to the dangers fire can pose. However, each individual or group that we visit will have different circumstances and needs and we appreciate that in these cases traditional teaching approaches, such as using a single generic session, may not necessarily create the most suitable and effective learning opportunities.

    Rather than using a single generic session plan, SENDSafe is a toolkit of 31 activities, most lasting around 15 minutes, that can be mixed and matched to allow the people with SEND to learn about both fire safety and other safety themes as much as possible through their senses so that they have opportunities to touch, smell, see and hear. This should help make the sessions as fun, interactive and educational as possible.

    SENDSafe covers:

    • Concept of fire
    • Fire hazards
    • Smoke alarms
    • Escaping from fire
    • Calling the fire and rescue service
    • What to do if your clothes catch on fire
    • Practical enrichment activities (finding out about firefighter’s uniform/fire engine etc.)
    • Involving parents/carers
    • Thematic safety input (water safety, fireworks and bonfires, road safety etc.)

    Each session also has an evaluation process.

    The toolkit can be downloaded from the website.

    How to book?

    We appreciate that that teachers know their learners best and so close liaison between the teacher and Fire and Rescue Service personnel is essential. It is recommended that a meeting take place prior to the actual session(s) taking place.to determine the bespoke format, including content and approach/means of delivery. This will help make sure that the learner’s needs are understood and that the setting is appropriate for the activities being considered.

    For further information please contact:
    Service Headquarters
    enquiries@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
    01772 862545