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More than 3000 people attend Victorian Hospital Emergency Departments suffering burn related each year. 300 of those arrive at the Alfred Burns Unit...

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What is a Burns Unit? The Burns unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital is the designated paediatric burns unit for Victoria. More than 600 children present...

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The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Department and the Safety Centre, together with representatives from the state’s fire services and the Alfred Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Units have...

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FireSafe Kids

The Fire Safe Kids education program, aimed at primary school children in Victoria has been modernised and will be launched in January 2011.

The Fire Safe Kids program, developed after extensive engagement with presenters, teachers, parents and kids across the state is based on the original core CFA primary school program called Brigades in Schools and was reviewed in 2008.As well as a working party, the process also widely involved Victorian principals, teachers and parents in reviewing and redeveloping the materials to ensure they stay relevant.

The lesson plans have been updated to be easily incorporated into the school curriculum, in accordance with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. An e-Learning element has also been introduced to the program, where students learn about fire hazards and residential fire safety through a fun online computer game.

CFA Community Development Coordinator Dawn Hartog says: “This is a great program because not only do the kids love it – they get a real life firefighter in their classroom – it also gives our over-worked teachers a short break to sit back and take in some fire safety as well!”

If you’d like more information about the Fire Safe Kids program or you would like it to visit your school contact Dawn Hartog, CFA Community Development Coordinator, on 9262 8588 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FIRE SAFE KIDS PRESENTATIONS

Pre-primary centres and primary schools in outer Victorian metro and country areas are invited to take advantage of FREE, curriculum based presentations and become part of a fire smart, fire safe community. Presentations available starting Term 1, 2011

To book your free Fire Safe Kids presentation for 2011, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 1800 620 362 (free call) or visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firesafekids (please allow up to five working days for a response).

 
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