Fire Safe Youth
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Fire Safe Youth

CFA firefighter-led, classroom fire safety presentations.

CFA's Fire Safe Youth program sees local CFA firefighters visit your class to talk about bushfire and home fire safety. This is a free program available to secondary schools across Victoria.

What do students learn?

The range of topics include:

  • Victoria's bushfire history
  • How climate, weather, vegetation and topography affect fire behaviour
  • The science behind radiant heat and ember attack
  • Fire Danger Ratings and warnings: what they mean and how to respond
  • Total Fire Bans: what you can and can't do
  • Prepare, Act, Survive: what you can do to stay safe in summer
  • How to identify and address everyday fire hazards inside the home
  • How working smoke alarms and home fire escape plans save lives

Please allow one period for bushfire safety and one period for home fire safety. You'll also receive follow-up teaching and learning materials to support further study in the classroom.

How do I book?

Request a Fire Safe Youth via the online form.

Request a Fire Safe Youth presentation

Enquiries: Email the Secondary Schools team

fire safe youth program

fire safe youth program

Living with Disaster Videos

Digital Stories was developed as part of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security, and aims to provide young people from a variety of communities the chance to tell their own stories of how disasters have affected them, their families and communities.

Facilitated by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the project began in December 2008. Eight of the stories are from young people involved and affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria 2009 and two from young people affected by flooding near Newcastle New South Wales in 2007.They tell of their personal experiences using images, video and music.

The resulting short videos are supported by teaching materials and activities to create a comprehensive learning resource, enabling teachers and students to have structured discussion about the issues and realities of such events and the activities have been designed to look at what preparation and awareness of disaster risk means for a variety of community groups.

The messages in these stories are the individual’s own, developed as part of ACMI's workshop process and the learning activities complement and expand on these reflections.

These stories from other young people, often ignored in media coverage, will allow students to develop their own understanding of these events and relate to the experiences of other young people, their families and communities.

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