We are keen to fully support all schools with their safety education. Road safety and fire safety education is very important to deliver to this age group as they become drivers, passengers and perhaps start to move away from home.
1. Allow us to deliver Safe Drive Stay Alive to your students
2. Visit SafeWise
3. We can help as part of your Public Service course
4. Request a tailor made presentation by us to your students
Safe Drive Stay Alive
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are committed to reducing road traffic collisions, especially amongst young drivers. We aim to achieve this by engaging with young people in our communities.
"Safe Drive Stay Alive" is a powerful and emotional presentation delivered to young people and is based on the real consequences of poor driving behaviour.
The presentation is delivered to students of Sixth Form age (16-19 years). The aim is to target young people who are potentially passengers, have applied for or are applying for a driving license and may own or borrow their own transport.
Delivery is based around a DVD of a group of young people in a car who subsequently are involved in an RTC. The driver has not had a license for very long and is influenced not by drugs or alcohol, but peer pressure.
The successful delivery of this roadshow requires a partnership approach. Organisations key to the presentation are the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Trust, Primary Care Trusts, Road Safety Partnerships, Local Authorities and road safety charities. Each partner explains at appropriate times in the presentation how Road Traffic Collisions involving children and young people affect their organisation and them personally.
The benefit of this presentation to schools lies not only in it's direct link to "Citizenship" within the National Curriculum, by supporting young people with knowledge, understanding and skills to play an active part in society and influence within their own communities, but also in reducing the number of accidents occurring on our roads.
- Nationally 76% of deaths of 16-19 year olds are caused by road traffic collisions whilst one in three male drives aged 17 and 20 crash in the first two years after passing their tests.
- Research shows that one in five young people got into a car believing that the driver was over the drink drive limit.
Our aim is to continue to reduce casualties amongst this vulnerable group of road users by getting them to empathise with all those involved in a road traffic collision.
If you would like more information, or would like to book the roadshow please contact Kate Huelin, Road Safety & Community Engagement Manager, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service on email@example.com or 01305 252658. You can also find us on Facebook.
SafeWise: FREE FireWise and HealthWise sessions at Weymouth Community Safety Centre.
We invite you to bring your students aged 16+ to SafeWise in Weymouth. A new a unique education experience using special effects common fire hazards in the home are illustrated in an interactive and engaging way.
This interactive visit, with special effects including real fire and a fire devastated home, is a superb learning experience enabling students to take their knowledge home and put it into practice.
Sessions are currently being developed for students 16+ to cover our covers our five safety aims:
and your learning outcome needs.
Please get in contact to discuss how you may like to use a visit to FireWise, for example.
- Cooking safety in Fod Technology
If you are interested in a FireWise session for your Key Stage 3 or 4 students please contact the Policy Development Manager for Education, Tess Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 01305 252654.
Public Service course
As part of their Public Service Course we can offer your students:
If you are interested in a FireWise session for your Public Service students please contact the Policy Development Manager (Education), Tess Cross (email@example.com) or call 01305 252654
Major incident exercise
Team Work and Leadership
Tailor made visit by Dorset Fire & Rescue Service
We are happy to come and talk to your students about home fire safety especially moving away from home. Please get in contact to discuss your requirements. Please contact the Policy Development Manager for Education, Tess Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or call 01305 252654.