Be Firewise for year 7 and 8 is a level three and four fire-safety programme for use within the Science and Health and Physical Education strands of The New Zealand Curriculum.
It is designed to teach students actions they can take to prevent fires from starting, and to teach them fire-safety behaviour that could save their lives in a fire emergency.
This level 3 and 4 programme recognises that year 7 and 8 students are able to take responsibility for their own actions, and to assume some responsibility for the actions of others.
The resource is designed to be used as teacher directed units and learning experiences, or for students to learn from independently - or any combination of both.
It teaches students about:
The year 7 and 8 fire-safety education resource topics include:
While all of the Firewise programmes are designed for schools to deliver without input from firefighters, it is intended that a presentation from firefighters can be arranged. This must occur at, or near the end, of the learning programme, and serves to reinforce the students' learning. Please note, some locations do not have firefighters available for presentations.
To check the availability and/or arrange for a firefighter or Firewise coordinator to visit your class, please use the form provided