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Project Firestorm (Stage 3 - Years 5 and 6)

Project Firestorm (Stage 3) is a bushfire education program for students in Years 5 and 6. The program aligns with the Stage 3 Geography curriculum. Students will learn:

  • about the causes and impacts of bushfire, and
  • how to prepare for bushfire at home and in their communities.

This program is a product of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

To implement Project Firestorm in your primary school, visit https://www.projectfirestorm.com.au [external link]

What does Stage 3 Geography: Bushfire involve?

The FRNSW stage 3 geography bushfire presentation is a 45-minute presentation delivered by professional firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW to schools.

The presentation should be used in the context of completing the DET Stage 3 Geography Bushfire unit of learning.

Would you like the FRNSW to visit your school?

Contact your local Fire and Rescue NSW station to organise a presentation from your local firefighters at your school.

Steps to a successful presentation

  • School makes contact with local FRNSW fire station to arrange a visit
  • Confirm date/time/location and provide a list of all student questions
  • Firefighters attend school and deliver presentation (subject to operational requirements)

Key points to consider

  • A teacher must be present with the group. The duty of care and responsibility for discipline and direction rests with the teacher.
  • Please be mindful that all fire station crew are operational and may be required to respond to emergencies.

Further information

For further information please contact the Community Engagement Unit on (02) 9742 7179 or at ceu@fire.nsw.gov.au