Secondary school visits.

We talk to young people about fire safety, hoax calls and arson. 


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we’re currently offering virtual visits to secondary schools and are working towards face to face delivery.

Why we visit secondary schools

Our Education Officers use their training, experience and expertise to deliver key safety messages in an appropriate way so older children understand the importance of Road Safety, Water Safety and the consequences of arson. We also work closely with the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service to help you talk about issues including:

  • Inappropriate text messaging

  • Child Exploitation

  • Serious Youth Violence

  • Knife Crime

  • Drugs & Alcohol Misuse

  • Choose Well – How to get the right medical care at the right time

Tailored to Year 8 – Key Stage 3

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.


Book a secondary school visit

What to expect

  • Age-appropriate advice to help young people stay safe in their communities
  • A session that can be adapted to any additional special needs - we want every pupil to be able to fully participate in learning
  • Sessions are broken into topics with classroom based workshops for half a day
  • Experienced Education Officers to provide delivery of the sessions, allowing for a productive workshop, leading to good safety knowledge

What not to expect

  • Live fire demonstrations at school
  • Fire engines to come to your school

Good to know

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 on parents and guardians.

Useful downloads

KS3 lesson plan

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