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Schools

Recognising the importance of fire safety education from an early age, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service delivers a schools education programme to Year 2 and Year 6 students across the county.

The Programme

We have an ambitious programme which targets all Year 2 and Year 6 school children across Derby City and Derbyshire County, to educate them about the importance of fire safety in the home and how to avoid accidental fires.

We have designed a package which uses interactive resources and actively involves the pupils in the learning experience, to ensure they take home the important fire safety messages that we teach.

The key messages include:

  • The role of the Fire Service
  • Fire safety hazards in the home
  • The importance of smoke alarms
  • Planning a safe escape plan
  • Hoax and Arson

The lessons will be delivered by a trained Community Safety Officer and take an hour per group.  All pupils are given a worksheet at the end of the lesson to complete with their parent or guardian to encourage the whole family to make an escape plan.  

To book fire safety talks for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils please contact your Area Office (South Area - 01332 777850, West Area - 01298 608720 or North Area - 01246 223500) or by email at: schoolbookings@derbys-fire.gov.uk

Areas covered by each Area Office are as follows:

  • South Area – Alfreton, Belper, Crich, Derby City, Duffield, Heanor, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Melbourne, Ripley and Swadlincote
  • West Area – Ashbourne, Bakewell, Bradwell, Buxton, Chapel en le Frith, Glossop, Hathersage, Matlock, New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Wirksworth
  • North Area – Bolsover, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Clowne, Dronfield, Shirebrook and Staveley

Resources

You can view copies of the lesson plans for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils and the Year 6 presentation, below. These will give you an overview of the lessons content and delivery.

Year 2 resources

Year 6 resources