Part 1 - Understanding CFA

Fired Up English teacher resources -
Part 1: Understanding CFA.

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Lesson 1 - Who is CFA (Country Fire Authority)?

NOTE: CFA presenter is optional for this lesson.

Contact the Community Engagement Coordinator at your local CFA District to make a request

Lesson Objectives:

For students to get to know who CFA (Country Fire Authority) is and what they do.

We are Community, We are CFA Video

Key messages:

  • CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a fire and emergency service.
  • CFA responds to:
    • Bushfires and grassfires
    • Building fires and house fires
    • Car accidents
    • Chemical spills
    • Search and rescue (hikers lost, people trapped)
    • Floods
    • Other emergencies
  • Many CFA firefighters are volunteers. There are more than 50,000 volunteers
  • You can join CFA as a volunteer or career firefighter
  • CFA and other emergency services are there to help people and give safety advice

Levels 0-1 teaching tools and activities:

Levels 2-4 teaching tools and activities:

Lesson 2 - Fire Science and the Fire Triangle

NOTE: This lesson may not be suitable for level 0-1 students.

Lesson Objectives:

For students to understand the fire triangle; the three things a fire needs to burn.


The Fire Triangle (developed for the Fired Up English resource)

Key messages:

Fire needs three things to burn:

  • Heat, which could be from lightning, the sun, or radiant heat from a heater
  • Fuel, which could include wood, paper, leaves, gas or petrol
  • Oxygen (air)

Fire is the chemical reaction that occurs when these three things are present and the conditions are right. Removing any one of these three things can cause the fire to go out.

For example:
  • If you add water, this takes away the heat and can cause the fire to go out.
  • If you smother the fire with a fire blanket, you take the oxygen away and can cause the fire to go out.
  • If you rake the leaves and grass away until there is only dirt, you remove the fuel and can cause the fire to go out.

Levels 2-4 teaching tools and activities:




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