Welcome to the children and young people's resource hub
A big part of the job of our Prevention team is to get out and about teaching young people about fire safety. The team use lots of engaging and varied resources along the way, so we have compiled them all in this handy hub so you too can use them at your leisure. Maybe you want to start a conversation with your child about fire safety, or just get them thinking about road safety? Whatever you need, we've got it here!
We also have a comprehensive youth program with firefighters and prevention advocates (schools) visiting schools around the county. Similarly, if you are concerned about a child setting a fire or someone who has a fascination with fire, please visit our I Learn (firesetters) page for more information.
Bonfire Night and firework safety
Bonfire Night is lots of fun, but it's also important to stay safe. Firefighter Craig takes you through some top tips for celebrating safely.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Activity Pack
This pack contains all you need to know about Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Learn about the fire engines we use, the type of incidents we attend and how we keep the people of Shropshire safe! With quizzes, tasks and activities to work through, this is a fun and engaging way to learn about your local fire service. For all the answers to the activity pack questions - download our answer booklet
Fire Safety videos by our very own firefighters
During lockdown we weren't able to do as many outreach events as we would like. As a result, some of our firefighters created their own fire safety videos covering various aspects of their roles. You can view these videos here on our website or on our YouTube channel.
Road Safety in the UK during COVID-19: Module 1 to 4 for KS3, KS4 and KS5
Use this handy pack to help explain the changes to road safety during COVID-19. With quizzes, infographics and web links, this is a great tool to help your child and test their understanding of how current conditions may affect the world around them.
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Your home fire escape plan activity pack
Make sure you and your family can get out when you need to. Talk through an escape plan with the whole family using this booklet to get the conversation started.
My 2020 COVID-19 time capsule
Make a special time capsule to preserve memories from this interesting moment of history! What have you been doing to keep yourself entertained? How has lockdown made you feel? Lock your experience away in the time capsule for future generations to discover.
Coronavirus: A book for children
An excellent guide to the Coronavirus and how it has impacted the world around us with lovely illustrations by Alex Scheffler
People who help us
Although this topic is not currently delivered in schools as part of the schools program this is an area we may be working to develop resources for in the future.
Check out this link to the Staywise website which has resources for this topic, including lesson plans
The Great Fire of London
This was one of the worst and deadliest fires Britain has ever experienced and a lot was learnt about fire safety and how to prevent such a tragedy occurring again. There are some great resources which tell the story of the Great Fire of London below:
Guy Fox YouTube video telling the story here
Staywise resources including lesson plans here
Museum of London resources including games here
Further useful links
This public access version of StayWise brings together many educational resources from the emergency services and voluntary safety organisations so you can easily find trusted resources to help with home schooling linked to age groups, themes and curriculum areas. We hope this helps to bring learning to life, in a fun way, in these difficult times.
- www.welephant.co.uk – This website from the Children's Burns Trust teaches children about fire safety
- www.cbtrust.org.uk – The Children's Burns Trust website: click on the Learning Zone tab for activities
- www.firemansam.com/en-gb/home- Fire man Sam website
- www.switchedonkids.org.uk – The Electrical Safety Council's website for children
- https://safetyseymour.co.uk/ Carbon monoxide for Children:
- FE with Jo - read-along fire safety videos suitable for children, teenagers and their families,
- Child safety week - our safety video