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Working With Schools and Young People

Last updated  29 May 2018

We have a long tradition of working with Children, Schools and Young People in the Community. Find out how we can work together to protect your children.

Station Open Days

Year 2 Visits

Safety Squad

Fire Cadets

Teach your Children To Stay Safe

Firefighters teaching children to stop drop and roll

Bedfordshire firefighters teaching children to "Stop, Drop and Roll"

Station Open Days 

Children and Young people are especially welcome at our fire station open days across the county where they can find out more about staying safe and what it’s like to be a firefighter.

Year 2 Visits

Our firefighters and support staff work in partnership to ensure that all Year Two children in Bedfordshire receive fire safety advice as part of their ‘lifelong learning’ within Key Stages 1 and 2. Year Two visits are incorporated in the Station Plans for each of our 14 stations across Bedfordshire. By teaching children these important messages at an early age, we hope they will gain the skills and knowledge to become safer adults.

Visits are made to schools by Firefighters and our Prevention Team who provide information on Fire safety, Smoke alarms, Matches and lighters, Escape routes and Stop Drop and Roll. We encourage the children to take these fire safety messages home with them, teaching their parents and carers about smoke alarms and fire safety and spreading the word through their communities.

To arrange a school visit please contact your local Community Fire Station.

Safety Squad

Our support staff and other partner agencies deliver ‘Safety Squad’ educational inputs to Years 5 and 6 pupils in Luton raise awareness about the dangers of fire and the crime of arson. The Safety Squad deliver assemblies to year 5 and 6 pupils across the town on the subjects of fire safety, road safety, personal safety and drug and alcohol awareness.

To book a Safety Squad Session at your school, please contact 01582 875211 or email laraine.rason@bedsfire.gov.uk  . We regret that we are unable to accept bookings for schools outside Luton.

Fire Cadets

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service run a Fire Cadet scheme working with young people aged 16-18, like firefighters the Fire Cadets play an important role in our community. Find out more about our Fire Cadets here.

Teach Your Children

We are adding a number of resources for parents, grandparents, guardians and teachers to use to help educate young children of the risks of fire. Check back regularly to see what we've got to help you teach your child how to be safe at home.

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