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Prep

There are two 30 minute lessons for children in Prep.

They meet the friendly firefighters from the School Fire Education Program and learn that Tasmania Fire Service firefighters are helpers.

They are also introduced to simple home fire safety messages that are central to the program in Grades 1 to 4.

The key messages for Prep classes include:

  • Firefighters are helpers
  • Don’t be scared of firefighters
  • Good fires and bad fires are tools not toys
  • Matches and lighters are tools not toys
  • Crawl low and go go go (crawl low in smoke)
  • Two metres from the heater
  • Cool a burn (20 minutes under cold running water)
  • Stop, drop, rock and roll (to smother a fire on clothing).

For this age group, parents and caregivers are still the best people to make sure that children are safe from fire.

At home and at school, responsible adults can reassure children that they have a plan and will take care of them if there is a fire.

These resources are used and distributed in Prep classrooms by the School Fire Education Instructors.

Resources for Prep

TFS Education personnel deliver two 30 minute lessons for children in Prep.

They are also introduced to simple home fire safety messages that are central to the program in Grades 1 to 4. For this age group though, parents and caregivers are still the best people to make sure that children are safe from fire.

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Teachers

This website includes information about the program you may find useful.

It also includes additional resources such as:

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Parents & Carers

You can reassure them that you have a plan and will take care of them if there is fire in the home or a bushfire in the area. 

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Kinder / Prep

Presented on this page are resources developed and sourced for young children within Kinder and Prep that introduce them to the friendly...