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Working with Young People

We regularly work with schools and young people in the community. Find out how we can work together to educate and protect your children by contacting the youth team on the following: youthteam@bedsfire.gov.uk or by calling 01234 845000.

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 and virtual sessions are delivered 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. These can be arranged as virtual, or in-person sessions, and we will work with you to support your schools' requirements. Our new 'Virtual Hubs' for 2022 are an exciting innovation to support our educational offer, please ask us about them!

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

Additionally, if you are providing regular home education for any reason, please contact us to see if we can support you with partaking in our virtual sessions.

We have incorporated StayWise resources into our Year Two visits so learning can continue within the classroom and at home long after we have completed our sessions. Staywise is a FREE online library, packed full of educational resources and activities from the UK’s leading emergency services and safety-focused organisations. Access can be found here to support our sessions: Staywise

Fire Cadets

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service run a Fire Cadet scheme working with young people aged 13-18 within our community. Find out more about our Fire Cadets here.

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