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

 

  • TEENSAFE

    Teen safe is a new, free, educational package aimed at Year 7 students (11- 12 year olds) and consists of six modules:

    • Choices and consequences
    • Water safety
    • Mud and sand safety
    • Grass fires
    • Restart a heart
    • Dementia friends

    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.

  • 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 Service Headquarters
    enquiries@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
    01772 862545

  • Youth Engagement Scheme

    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
    • Practising 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:

    Service Headquarters
    enquiries@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
    01772 862545

  • Fire Intervention 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

    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 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