NFCC Home Safety Week


14 Jun – 20 Jun

The National Fire Chiefs Council have a role to play in keeping communities safe from fire, and we will work with fire and rescue services to continue to do our utmost keep these people safe in their homes, even when we are unable to do so face to face.

Lesson Plans

These lesson plans are built to a consistent standard to take the pressure off you when thinking about pulling together your individual session to meet the key messages of the campaign. Lesson plans are linked to the specific resources you need to deliver the session and some other resources to help you flex the sessions to meet the needs of your learners.

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Lesson Plan

Birthday Cake Mistake – Reading Comprehension

This lesson plan provides guidance on delivering an English lesson based on the story ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’. The story teaches the children about the dangers of playing with lighters and matches which also links with the KS1 PSHE objectives. …

Lesson Plan

Know Your Way Out – Reading

This lesson plan contains details needed to support the delivery of an English comprehension lesson based on the story ‘Know Your Way Out’. Use the book and the storyboard sequencing resources linked to this lesson plan to encourage the children …

Lesson Plan

The Birthday Cake Mistake – Know Your Address

This activity sheet and lesson plan accompany the work on the story of ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’. This activity focuses on the part of the story when the children have to call for help and the important details to remember …

Resources

These resources are specific to the campaign. Think of it as a readymade curation of resources from our library so you don’t have to do the searching!

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Would you know what to say if you had to call 999? Making sure you know what to say, and what information is required by the operator is very important. Remember, you must only call 999 when it is an …

Practise number recognition and counting skills with this engaging worksheet linked to fire safety.

A creative, practical activity for children to make their own firefighter’s helmet. Why do firefighter’s need helmets?

A bright, eye-catching and creative activity to engage KS1 and lower KS2 children. Cutting and folding will develop their fine-motor skills as well as their concentration and attention to detail.

Do you know what to do if there is a fire? An important fire safety message accompanies this colouring page.

Dennis and Denise help firefighters to do their job. Can you colour in the sheets to make them bright and eye-catching?

The fire and rescue service use different types of vehicles to attend emergencies or incidents. This one is an aerial ladder platform.

The fire service, not only attend emergencies but they also educate their communities about keeping safe from fire. This colouring activity shows someone from the fire service teaching a class of children.

Part of a firefighter’s job is to teach members of the community about the dangers in their homes and local environments. This picture shows a firefighter delivering a lesson to a group of children.

The fire and rescue service use different types of vehicles to attend emergencies or incidents. This one is a fire engine, we also call it a fire appliance.

The fire and rescue service use different types of equipment when attending emergencies or incidents. They will also use the equipment for training so they are ready to attend emergencies. These firefighters are using a hose and wearing breathing apparatus.

Did you know the fire service can fit smoke alarms? You can contact your local fire service and ask about this. This is a colouring activity of a firefighter fitting a smoke alarm.

Use some colouring pencils to colour in our ambulance. What colours do you think it should be?

Can you find all 8 hazards in the bedroom in this picture? Once you find all the dangers, think about your own bedroom and if there are similar hazards, that you can make safe.

Let the children’s imaginations grow as they complete this delightful, creative activity.

A useful set of plans to allow the children to plan an escape route out of 3 different types of buildings. Provides opportunities for the children to extend their learning on this topic.

This maze activity will allow the children to learn important fire-safety messages as well as encouraging problem-solving and writing skills.

There is an important safety message hidden in the code. Crack the code and uncover the message. Remember this important number if you need help in an emergency.

There is an important safety message hidden in the code. Crack the code and uncover the message. Remember to listen carefully to adults and behave safely with matches and lighters.

Practice number recognition and counting skills with this engaging worksheet linked to fire safety

Learn about keeping safe at home by using this crossword to expose the children to key words and safety messages. 

Keep safe at home by learning some really important words.  This interactive wordsearch focuses the children’s attention on some of the key words linked to fire safety.

Promote quiet concentration and mindfulness with this colouring sheet and help the children to learn about the dangers of fire.

Develop problem-solving skills, spelling and language with this word search all about fire hazards in the great outdoors.

Not all fires are ‘bad’ fires. Fires can be very useful and if manged properly they can also be safe. Look at the pictures and decide whether these fires are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

These cards encourage the children to think carefully about the pictures and use reasoning skills to explain their similarities and differences and think about which objects are safe and which are not.

This game is based on the famous ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game. But instead of Snakes and Ladders you have Ladders and Hose.

Information sheet on how to make a 999 call and ask for the ambulance service. It also emphasises the importance of only ringing 999 in a real emergency.

Promote creativity by engaging the children in this colouring activity linked to the Fire and Rescue Service.

The Fire and Rescue Service attend many different types of emergencies and incidents using different vehicles. This colouring activity is of a fire engine.

An interactive detailed picture showing fire fighters using an aerial ladder platform to reach the top of a building.

An action-packed picture showing two fire fighters using a fire hose.

These notes should be used to deliver the story ‘Know your way out’. They include a full narrative to accompany the story and questions to develop the children’s understanding.

Would you know what to do if you heard a smoke alarm? Fortunately, Ben and his friend knew how to keep their family safe when disaster struck. A cleverly illustrated book, telling the story of Ben and his family and …

The main events of the ‘Know Your Way Out’ story can be identified, this activity can be folded into a book to underpin the key messages. You can even tell the story in your own words.

A creative sequencing activity to be completed after reading the story ‘Know Your Way Out’

These notes should be used to deliver the story ‘Know your way out’. They include a full narrative to accompany the story and questions to develop the children’s understanding.

A multi-player board game to engage the children in the topic of fire-safety. Climb the ladders and slide down the hoses, try to be the first to finish.

Can you crack the code? Find the answers to the maths questions, use the answer to find the matching letter and spell out a safety message. A great activity to practise maths skills and learn about what to do in …

Learning about the people who help us is an important element in the PSHE curriculum. This activity features a hidden message about firefighters to highlight the role of the fire service.

Whether covering the topic of keeping safe in PSHE or looking for a unique maths activity to challenge and motivate, this resource is perfect. Children will need to use maths skills to find the answers and uncover the hidden fire …

There is a hidden safety message, children must use their maths skills to crack the code and find the message. Learning about behaving safely with lighters and matches will help to keep children safe.

Whether you are covering the topic of keeping safe in PSHE or looking for a unique maths activity to challenge and motivate, this resource is ideal. Children will need to use maths skills to find the answers and uncover the …

Allow children to practise their colouring skills and pencil control while learning about fire safety.

Escape plans out of buildings are essential to help us stay safe at home, school and out in the wider community. Can you find the escape routes through this maze?

This book is all about Noisy, a very important friend who helps to keep us safe. Read all about how he helps his family.

Planning your escape route from a building is a vital part of learning about keeping safe. If the smoke alarm goes off at home, do you know your quickest route out?

Practise pencil control and learn about people who help us with this creative colouring sheet.

Do you know what to do if your clothes catch fire? This poster will provide the details. You could even practise this….safely of course.

A set of finger puppets that can be used to re-tell the story ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’ or even make up your own fire safety story.

These finger puppets can be coloured in and cut out. The puppets are from the fire safety story ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’.

This resource provides an extension activity having read ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’ story which teaches the children about the dangers of lighters and matches.

The main events of the ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’ can be identified and ordered or reordered to underpin the key messages. You can even tell the story in your own words.

Ben and Katy are playing and having fun but the fun soon ends when Katy starts playing with matches. Find out how the family make a quick escape and get help from the Fire and Rescue Service.

Accidents do occur in the home. This activity highlights some areas of the home in which many accidents happen and also looks at the age groups that suffer the most accidents in the home. The task is to create a …

Lesson Bundles

You’ll find everything you need here to deliver a single lesson or much more. Bundles can contain multiple lesson plans across a number of subjects that all support a key message. There may be a variety of resources such as activities, videos and interactives to support the delivery of the lessons and ensure that all students can be engaged and challenged to match up with individual abilities. You may also find guides and risk assessments to support your delivery.

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Fire Safety Code Maths

The Fire and Rescue Service know how important it is for everyone to understand what to do in the event of a fire. It is important for children to understand how their actions can help to keep them safe and …

Lesson Bundle

Know Your Way Out Fire Safety

Would you know what to do if you heard a smoke alarm? Fortunately Ben and his friend knew how to keep their family safe when disaster struck. A cleverly illustrated book telling the story of Ben and his family and …

Lesson Bundle

The Birthday Cake Mistake

The fire and rescue service encourages children to know that playing with matches and lighters can be dangerous. This lesson provides an opportunity to listen to and read the Birthday Cake Mistake story, a fire safety story which promotes the …

Planning Tools

These planning tools will provide everything you need to deliver your lessons, this will save you time and effort on searching for the right materials as they are directly linked to the lesson you are going to deliver.

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