Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service - Fire Safety Schools Programme KS1

Project Aim

Raise awareness on the dangers of touching matches and identify fire hazards in the home


What does the project entail

A story will be told of a cartoon character, Tanni, who found matches, lit one and its consequences. The children will be encouraged to explore the actions of Tanni and decide whether her / his actions are acceptable (Moral Issues PSE)

Matches rhyme will be taught to the children to reinforce the Fire Safety message (Safety)


Two children will be chosen by the teacher to dress up in a firefighter’s kit, the Community Education Officer will link in the safety aspects of the kit with children’s safety clothing i.e importance of wearing helmets and when, importance of wearing high viz clothing and when. This links into People who helps us and Safety.


Community Education Officer will provide workbooks to the children after the lesson to retain the message of “Don’t touch matches and tell a grown up”. The workbook has been devised with the PSE curriculum and Literacy and Numeracy Framework.

What is required from the school?

Classroom or Hall Teacher to present at all times.

How do the pupils directly benefit?




The aim of the fire safety education program is to highlight and raise awareness of the importance in keeping safe from fire.


Our aim and objectives are:

Create awareness of fire hazards in and around the home.

Provide fire safety information enabling children and young people to prevent, detect and escape from fire.

Contact information

Bethan Gill - Education Advisor,
Community Risk Reduction,
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service,
Lime Grove Avenue,
Tel: 0370 60 60 699 ext 5557

Sharon Clegg - Community Education Officer,
Community Safety,
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service,
Sway Road,
Tel: 0370 60 60 699
Are there any ready-to-use resources available?
Currently being amended – to follow 

For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk


Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service


01267 242657


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