We are keen to fully support all pre-schools and Children Centres with their safety education. Our fire safety visit for children is designed for children aged 3 years plus, however if you have younger children at your setting they are welcome to attend.
Depending on circumstances you may or may not have a fire appliance attend your visit. However all visits are designed to be fun and interactive.
Prior to our visit, please read the important information for a visit to or from DFRS.
If you are running more of a "babies and toddler group" with children under 3 years and parents and carers in attendance you may prefer a visit aimed at parents and carers from our Community Safety Task Team. This visit offers vital fire safety information to the parents and carers and activities are provided for the young children. Please contact our Community Safety Task Teams – (East 01202 660587, West 01305 252734) for further information.
Visits for children 3 years plus
The visit will be delivered using DFRS’s" Safety Awareness and Fire Education –Dorset" (SAFE-D) programme and will cover aspects of our five safety aims:
The safety messages given will be appropriate to age, ability and time available. The messages focused on for this age group are "not touching matches and lighters" and "Get out, Stay out and Call 999". We can also tailor make the visit to fit with any topic you are undertaking, such as "People who help us".
The visit will help with aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012) in:
If you are able, before or after the visit we strongly suggest you show the children the "Francis the Firefly"
film clip or read the story which you will be given following your visit.
We encourage the children to take an active part in the visit, however we understand that children may not wish to and no children is pressured to take part in the activities. Each child will be given a colouring sheet to take home which has safety information for their parent/carer on the back.
Following the visit your group will be awarded the Bronze Level SAFE-D Award Certificate, you will be informed on how to achieve the Silver and Gold Awards during your visit. To request a visit from your local fire and rescue station please fill in the attached request form. Depending on circumstances you may or may not have a fire appliance attend your visit. However all visits are designed to be fun and interactive. Please read the important information for a visit to or from DFRS