Fire & Rescue NSW encourages a local partnership among firefighters, teachers, students, parents and community groups to work to actively reduce the incidence and impact of fire and related traumas across NSW.
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. Fire & Rescue NSW has a range of tailored fire safety and educational programs that we deliver through schools for varying key stages. Access to supportive materials such as lesson plans, worksheets and other resources are available here. Learn more here.
Fire & Rescue NSW assists in the training of industry and community personnel with accredited and non-accredited training programs.
Fire & Rescue NSW works closely to develop and implement home fire safety initiatives amongst many culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Resources to help support these initiatives can be found here.
Fire & Rescue NSW conducts a wide range of prevention and preparedness campaigns to help create a safer environment and build community resilience. Help promote fire safety within your community with these resources.
Help for parents
Children are often fascinated with fire, but they rarely understand the consequences of playing with it. If you discover that your child is playing with fire there are vital steps that you can take towards stopping this behaviour. Learn more our Intervention and Fire Awareness Program here.