The importance of educating and protecting children from the dangers and trauma that can be caused by fire, especially fires in and around the home, is widely recognised. Accordingly, Fire and Rescue NSW's firefighters have been visiting local preschools and teaching fire safety to children through the Pre ED program for many years.
Target age group
Children are a key at-risk group because of their young age and inexperience with the dangers of fire.
To address this risk, the Pre ED program targets preschool aged children throughout NSW.
What does Pre ED involve?
Pre ED targets preschool students throughout NSW and we focus on teaching children about:
- Safe fires/Unsafe fires
- Firefighters Can Help You
- Crawl Low in Smoke
- Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll
- Know and carry out their evacuation procedure
The program requires firefighters, preschool teachers and parents to all take a role in this program.
Pre ED resources
- Pre ED teachers kit (PDF)
Would you like the Fire and Rescue NSW to visit your preschool?
Contact your local Fire and Rescue NSW station to organise a visit from your local firefighters.
At the time of organising the specific details of program delivery for your school, we would appreciate it if you could advise us if there are any students who:
- Have specific disabilities that we need to know about, or
- Have suffered bad burns or have been recently involved in a serious fire incident.
This information will help us to adapt our program where possible.
We would also appreciate your promotion of this program specifically and fire safety generally in your school's newsletter. To this end, we will provide you with a suggested article which emphasises the major issues of fire safety for your school community.