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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we’re currently unable to visit schools. However, our Education Team is working closely with the Fire Cadets team to develop activities and challenges for young people to do whilst staying at home. We’ll share these here soon.
Our Education Officers use their training, experience and expertise to deliver fire safety messages in an appropriate way so older children understand the importance of home fire safety. We can also help you talk about issues including:
We have found that this is the best time to talk to young people about fire safety. Our secondary school sessions explain that fire kills, destroys homes and spreads quickly. We also educate on preventing, detecting and escaping safely from fire in the home, and can cover other topics including hoax calling and arson.
The workshops are carefully managed to reduce young people’s natural curiosity about fire and reduce the risk of it developing into an interest in deliberately lighting fires. Although our aim is to help children become more ‘fire safe’ by teaching them about the dangers of fire and smoke, responsibility for making their home safer is very much placed parents and guardians.