Education lies at the heart of much of our fire and accident prevention work, and we are particularly keen to teach people how to keep themselves – and others – safe from an early age.
Our team of Community Safety specialists work alongside crews from local fire stations to deliver the following safety programmes:
- RiskWatch – delivered to children aged 3 to 14 in every primary, secondary and special school in Nottinghamshire.
- Safety Zone – for children aged 9 to 11 to learn about safety and the prevention of accidents, in a realistic setting.
- Dangerzone – to increase road awareness amongst year 10 secondary school students.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these programmes, please contact our Education team.
We also run a variety of specialist programmes that aim to develop a sense of team work, responsibility and respect and possibly change behaviour or improve employment opportunities as a result:
- Bendigo and Boot Camp – for young people aged 13 to 17.
- Team Challenge – activities run on stations by our crews.
- Duke of Edinburgh scheme and work experience week – for an insight into the work of our firefighters.
- Firesetters programme – working with an individual who has demonstrated a fascination with fire, has set a fire or has played with fire.
- Fire Safe – aimed at young people charged with arson.
- Team Programme – run in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust and aimed at 16 to 25-year-olds.
For further information about these programmes, please contact our Youth Issues team.