At secondary 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
Teen safe is a new, free, educational package aimed at Year 7 students (11- 12 year olds) and consists of six modules:
Each module is approximately 45 minutes in length and have been developed with schools PSHE days in mind and whilst at first glance it may appear that not all modules may be relevant to all schools, please bear in mind the activities students may get involved with outside term time. You can get further information about course content and how to book a visit to your school through the TEENSAFE page.
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.
Please contact Service Headquarters
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.
If you know of young people who would benefit, we’re keen to hear from you. For more information, please contact:
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.
Organisations and parent/guardians can make referrals by downloading an application form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the form click here.
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.
Each session also has an evaluation process.
The toolkit can be downloaded from the website.
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.
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