Y5 fire safety talk

Monday 21 January 2019

Today, Year 5 we’re visited by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Luckily, there wasn’t an emergency (or a cat stuck up a tree). They visited to educate us about some basic fire safety.

We began by learning about the importance of smoke alarms – almost all of us said we had a smoke alarm which is great! Ask your child how often smoke alarms should be checked.

After watching a video of a fire taking hold (the smoke alarm went off after 20 seconds and by 3 minutes the room was completely engulfed in thick, black smoke), we thought about a few points that could keep us safe n the event of a fire:

One of the most important things to do is to create a fire action plan. A fire action plan should be discussed as a family and means that everyone in the house knows exactly what to do in the event of a fire. When creating your fire action plan, the following points are important ones to consider…

Help your child by discussing the key points above with them. Even better, make a fire action plan.

Challenge your child by asking them to explain the triangle of fire.