Our Fire Ed Program ensures Canberra children are equipped with the skills and knowledge around basic fire safety education.
Due to COVID-19, it is anticipated that ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) will not be able to attend ACT schools this year to teach the program in the traditional face-to-face format.
Instead, we have created an online learning platform, including new resources, that can be can be integrated into classroom activities or remote and home learning.
The educational video, worksheets and activities are designed to ensure children feel confident, safe and prepared in the event of a fire emergency.
Overview of Fire Ed 2020 Online Program
This program has been developed for kindergarten learning levels, however teachers are encouraged to review the program and determine the suitability for their students.
- ACT Fire & Rescue Fire Ed videos
- Fire Safety with Sparkie
- Who’s in a Fire Truck
- What’s on a Fire Truck
- Home Escape Plan
- A Helping Hand
- Sparkie’s Treasure Hunt
- Teacher Resource and Information Pack sent to schools.
Please encourage your students to take the learning activities home and share with their families.
Fire Education Videos
Fire Safety with Sparkie
Who's in a Fire Truck
What's on a Fire Truck
Childrens Book Read-Alouds
Join our firefighters in reading with a fire-safety message.
Firefighter Piggy Wiggy (1:32)
Flashing Fire Engines (2:15)
Good Fires Bad Fires (05:19)
The Firefighters (05:40)
Fire Ed topics and learning outcomes
To show students the difference between good fires and bad fires through awareness of their body senses, prior experience with fire, and their response to the video.
Students will be able to identify fires as either good or bad.
Students will be able to describe safe choices when around fire.
Students will be able to recognise the need for adult supervision to make a fire safe.
Students will be able to identify a bad fire situation and make decisions on how to respond safely.
To explore how someone might think, feel and act during an emergency.
To show students what a smoke alarm is and how it functions.
Students will be able to identify smoke alarms in different environments.
To discuss safety when escaping from a fire.
Students will be able to identify the safest, fastest escape route from their home to a designated evacuation point.
Use song and movement to learn the correct and safe actions to take when clothing catches fire.
Students will be able to describe and show what to do if their clothing catches fire.
To teach students correct procedures around using Emergency Triple Zero (000).
Students will know the purpose of the Emergency Triple Zero (000) phone number and what to expect if they need to call.
To show students that firefighters are trusted people in their community, who can help them stay safe.
Students will be able to name trusted people in our community and identify safe places.
Students will be more comfortable with approaching firefighters in different situations.
Students will be able to identify that firefighters have different uniforms for different situations.