Key stage 1

In Primary Schools, our aim is to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of fire safety behaviour and to provide them with survival skills in the event of a fire.

The session lasts an hour and is delivered by firefighters from a local station or a member of the community fire safety team.

The important safety messages are delivered in a fun and interactive way, using a variety of resources and visual aids. By getting up and active in the sessions the children not only enjoy their learning but are able to retain and relay these messages to family and friends.

In order to maintain a consistent and standardised approach to safeguarding it is imperative that a teacher remains present at all times during the session.

Content of year 1 session

  • What do firefighters do?
  • Fire kit demonstration with teacher involvement
  • Causes of fire
  • Safe & unsafe fires
  • Smoke alarm recognition
  • Dexter & Freckles cartoon to demonstrate fire escape plan
  • Crawl low in smoke activity
  • Stop, drop & roll activity
  • What have you learned today?

Resources for pupils

  • Activity sheets
  • Colouring crayons
  • Dexter sticker
  • Adults guide for child safety at home
  • Reflective zipper/bookmark/keyring