Preschool Resource Activity Box
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has recently developed a scheme for preschool children that would introduce key safety messages and encourage a positive role model image of the Fire Service.
The activity box has been created by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Fire Safety Team to assist firefighters with teaching fire safety to pre-school children. Each activity box contains a pop up fire engine tent, firefighters tunics, helmets, toy fire extinguishers, Fireman Sam video, torch, loudspeaker, hats, posters, pictures, lots of exciting story and information books and activity ideas which help the children to learn about fire safety in a fun and interactive way.
Each of the five Area Risk Teams has a fire engine activity box which will then be used by a fire crew when they are visiting a local nursery or preschool.
If you would like any more information regarding the above please contact:
School Liaison Officer
Tel: 01926 423231 (Office)
Mob: 0781 7112663
Primary School Programme
Our aim is to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of fire safety behaviour and to provide them with survival skills in the event of a fire.
Secondary School Programme Key Stage Three
Links fire safety awareness to the new National Curriculum subject of Citizenship and draws directly from the KS3 Programme of Study. The scheme entitled FIRE! provides pupil and teacher guidance booklets for year 7 pupils. A session is also delivered to each class by a Community Fire Safety Officer
Secondary School Programme Key Stage Four
This programme looks at arson, joy riding, anti-social behaviour and peer pressure with sessions delivered by a Community Fire Safety Officer.
Junior Fire Safety Citizen Scheme
The Junior Fire Safety Citizen Scheme is an initiative to encourage young people to look after older neighbours or relatives.
The scheme has been taken up by 80 Primary Schools across the County and is for year 6 pupils who build on their fire safety learning from year 5 to help keep older people in their community safe.
To become a Junior Fire Safety Citizen, pupils will carry out a basic Home Fire Safety Check at the home of an elderly person that they know: checking key elements such as whether there is a smoke alarm fitted in the home.
Should any fire safety issues be identified, the elderly person can then request a free Home Fire Safety Check from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The elderly person will sign the checklist and the young person will bring it into school; the young person will then be presented with a Junior Fire Safety Citizen certificate by the school.
In addition, the names of all pupils who generate a Home Fire Safety Check referral this way will go into a monthly draw for a prize of a £25 WH Smith voucher.
The pupil booklets and certificates are provided completely free of charge to schools and can be ordered through the School Liaison Officer. The scheme can be carried out at any time during the academic year to fit in with Key Stage 2 schemes of work and the National Curriculum.
For more information on this scheme please contact Service Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01926 423231.