South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Education packages

We currently offer the following carefully developed education packages to primary and secondary schools (including special schools) within South Yorkshire. We also give ‘dark nights’ and ‘light nights’ presentations in schools.

Primary school packages

Great Fire of London & People Who Help Us – Foundation & Key Stage 1

In partnership with us the National Emergency Services Museum’s learning and discovery team offer fire safety workshops at the museum, as well as outreach visits based on The Great Fire of London and People Who Help Us. These are tailored to Foundation and Key Stage One students. For more information on educational day visits to the museum call 0114 249 1999, email  or click here.

Play It Safe – Year 3 (or equivalent)

This is an animation programme designed to help deliver safety messages to young children. In the DVD film, Bleeper (a smoke alarm) and his best friend, Battery, help young children learn about fire safety. The animation includes safety messages on smoke alarms, fire safety in the home, escape plans, fire drills, hazards in the home, bonfire safety and road safety. It also includes wellbeing messages relating to healthy eating and the benefits of regular exercise.

Secondary school packages

Heat of the Moment – Year 7/8

Heat of the Moment highlights the dangers of arson and hoax calls and considers the consequences of fire setting behaviour. It encourages young people to take responsibility for their own actions and also includes health and wellbeing and water safety messages.#

Highway – Year 10

Highway aims to provide young people with the tools and advice they need to keep safe on the road as pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and passengers. It focuses on distraction and risky behaviour through the use of film clips and group discussion.

Seasonal school packages

These packages can be delivered to both primary and secondary school pupils.

Dark Nights

This is where a member of our staff will come into your school and talk to pupils in the lead up to Halloween and Bonfire Night. They will cover firework safety, bonfire safety, anti-social behaviour, peer pressure and more.

Light Nights

This is similar to Dark Nights but is delivered before the summer. Our staff will talk to students about water safety, deliberate fire-setting, road safety and more.

Project Equinox

This is a presentation delivered, again by a member of SYFR staff, before the Easter holidays. They will talk to pupils about arson, hoax calls, vandalism, deliberate fire-setting and the consequences of anti-social behaviour.

This content was last updated on June 29th, 2021