SAFE: Safety Awareness Fire Education

The aim

To help a range of 14 to 16 year old develop self-discipline, confidence, teamwork and good citizenship. To promote fire safety messages to participants, their families and friends.

Our SAFE programme uses many elements of our successful LIFE course but is delivered on an evening and is inclusive and can be tailored for any group of any ability.

The programme positively inspires young people to take part in a number of activities designed to bring out their team spirit and to encourage them to think about the wider community in which they live.

SAFE has been successfully delivered since 2004 to over 600 young people on more than 80 courses from across our communities.

The structure of the programme is two hours on one day a week over six consecutive weeks. This is usually in the early evening and our team of instructors work hard to ensure the young people get the maximum out of every session.

During the course, participants will become more aware of the consequences of anti-social behaviour, hoax calls, arson, TWOCing etc.

SAFE is an enjoyable, fun way to learn, not only fire service and safety practices, but

also valuable life skills which may help improve behaviour, increase self-discipline and esteem. The course will also improve communication skills and teamwork and encourage respect for others.

The programme instructors act as positive role models to the young people and engage with them on a personal level whilst promoting safety messages which they take back home and into their families and communities.

Like many of our programmes SAFE is physically demanding, mentally challenging and the participants work towards a recognised qualification presented upon completion of the course.

You can contact us on 01429 872311 or email Elaine Smith, Schools Education Manager at esmith@clevelandfire.gov.uk