Fire Ed for Preps
Fire Ed for Preps it is a fire safety education program for children in prep grade primary school children.
The program, which is delivered by firefighters at the school, helps children develop a basic understanding of fire safety and to view firefighters as community helpers.
Over two school visits, with associated take home work for families, firefighters will address the following key areas:
- firefighters are our friends
- fires are good/safe or bad/unsafe
- good/safe fires always have an adult in charge
- smoke alarms alert us to the presence of smoke and fire
- crawl down low and go, go, go when evacuating a smoke-filled room
- stop, drop, cover, roll if your clothes are on fire
- every family needs to identify a safe meeting place
- the number to phone for emergency help is 000.
Each year the program is delivered to more than 600 schools in the metropolitan district.
Variations of the program are delivered for children with special needs and children who are new arrivals to Australia.
MFB Early Development Strategist
Ph: 03 9420 3908
Fire Ed for Upper Primary
Fire Ed for Upper Primary can be delivered to Grade 5 and 6 composite classes.
The process commences with firefighters delivering their lesson to students, incorporating information about home fire safety, fire science (the fire triangle) and the role of firefighters.
Firefighters use resources including DVDs, posters and a new three dimensional model of the fire triangle.
To complement this session, schools are also provided with a package containing some current MFB information as well as family and teacher survey forms.
Following the firefighters’ visit, teachers continue the process by developing a unit of work for their class using teacher resource materials and class sets of student resource books provided by MFB.
The teacher resource materials include teacher manuals and over 80 task cards covering the topics of:
- fire safety
- fire science
- hazard identification
- first aid
- roles of firefighters.
For further general information please contact the Community Resilience Department on (03) 9665 4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org