Did you know that Haden Cross Community Fire Station have a variety of activities to educate and help young people and the community?
People who help us project. This fire fighter visit is aimed at introducing younger children to the Fire Service, helping them to recognise things which are dangerous and how to keep themselves safe.
In order to reduce preventable suffering from fire, often caused by children, the station has produced The Big Fire Engine Activity Box for teachers to deliver fire safety. It contains lesson plans linked to the National Curriculum, stories, films, games and activities aimed at teaching some basic fire safety messages. These are only available to purchase through the Schools Education Officer.
Fire fighters can visit Year 2 students and provide The Great Fire Safety Session. This session compares and contrasts fire safety and fire prevention in 1666 at the time of the Great Fire of London with today.
SPARKS (Schools Pack and Resource Kit) is a fire fighter delivered resource for Year 4 pupils which concentrates on fire and road safety. Children see a short film showing how quickly fire spreads. They will find out about smoke detectors, escape plans, emergency calls, fire hazards, stop, drop and roll, pedestrian safety and in-car safety.
Trained operational fire fighters, known as Key Stage 3-4 Educators, deliver Your Choice: Feel the Heat Programme to Year 8 & 10 students. This explores deliberate fire setting and the consequences both environmentally and on a human level.
Your Choice: On the Road Programme is for year 10 students. It considers the consequences of anti-social driving under the influence of drink or drugs, speeding, mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt, taking responsibility as a passenger, recognising adverse peer pressure and behaviour as a pedestrian.
SEN. Specialist operational fire fighters work with children and adults with Special Educational Needs.
Fire Cadets. A uniformed cadet group helping to develop life skills, aimed at young people aged 11 to 16 years old, based across the West Midlands. Long-term branches tend to recruit young people at the age of 11 and work with them until they’re 16, or enrol as an instructor. They also run shorter programmes, usually between 12 to 20 weeks, aimed at 11 to 18 year olds.
Fire Safety Tutoring (FST). Tutors work closely with children aged 3 to 18 years old that have misused or shown an unhealthy interest in fire. Each case is assessed individually, and resources are available to work with a range of needs. Tutors work on a two-to-one basis either in the young person’s home, school or at the fire station.
Fire Intervention Reparation and Education (Fire) the 30-hour Fire programme is run by staff and fire fighters for young people who have or are at risk of offending, or have shown challenging behaviour. Through high supervision staff can channel young people’s energy to achieve positive results, as well as looking at the consequences of actions.
If you work with children and young people and would like to know more about any of the above activities, please contact Fire fighter Elizabeth Millinson on 0121 380 7543, email Elizabeth.Millinson@wmfs.net or David Ward, Business Partner CYP, on 0121 380 7348, email David.Ward@wmfs.net