Guidance for parents, teachers and carers
Each year more than 500 children are injured and 11 are killed in fires in the home in England. Helping children understand how to prevent fire and how to act if there is a fire is a vital step towards reducing the risk fire poses to children.
Juvenile fire-setters scheme
This scheme was introduced to reduce the risk of fire-setting behaviour in our community. The aim is to change the behaviour of young people who engage in antisocial behaviour and fire-setting. The scheme is designed to curb fire-setting behaviour by educating and supporting children and their families.
Education packs are available for nursery children, which upon request can be delivered to nurseries should they wish to cover home fire safety education.
Lesson plans for Key Stage 2 children can be accessed from the links below as required.
Key Stage 2
- KS2 Pre teaching quiz
- KS2 Lesson plan
- KS2 PowerPoint
- KS2 Post Teaching Quiz
- Roary the Fire Lion workbook
- Fire safety awareness fact sheet in Polish
- Activity pack
- Colouring templates
- Bingo cards
- Hot & cold cards
- Emergency sequence cards
- Shaped fire cards
- Smoke alarm snap game
- Smoke alarm template
Year 6 Virtual Safety Challenge
Safe Zone is an interactive safety and behaviour project aimed at Year 6 students, led by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and supported by a number of agencies including West Mercia Police and their Road Safety Team. Its aims are to encourage good citizenship and reduce accidents, injury, crime and protect young people through education and awareness.
Take the challenge here.
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Staying safe outdoors
Other useful resources
- www.welephant.co.uk – This website from the Children's Burns Trust teaches children about fire safety
- www.365alive.co.uk – Visit the interactive section of the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service website
- www.cbtrust.org.uk – The Children's Burns Trust website: click on the Learning Zone tab for activities
- www.schoolssafetychallenge.com – Sign your school up for access to this activities website from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
- www.staywise.co.uk – In the Activities section children can learn about different safety topics
- www.nfpa.org – National Fire Protection Authority (US). The Safety Information section contains a children's zone; there is also information on devising an escape plan social story with autistic learners
- www.switchedonkids.org.uk – The Electrical Safety Council's website for children
- Fireman Sam website
- Francis the Firefly booklet
- Fire Kills website
If you would like further information on schools education, please contact the Community Risk Team on:
- phone 0800 032 1155 - option 2
- email firstname.lastname@example.org