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New fire safety school resources

By: Karen Enbom

Category: Community Safety, Partnerships

  10.46 AM 11 November, 2013

Location: General

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Since 2009, CFA has been working with several key partner agencies and secondary schools to develop and refine a range of informative and innovative education initiatives and resources for both teachers and students, to learn about fire safety and Australia's history of bushfire.

There is now a large range of products and initiatives which are available to secondary schools, teachers and students.  CFA can help by:

- Helping to organise school excursions to fire affected areas, meeting with Brigade members and Parks Victoria environmental educators to learn about how fire affects both the environment and the community

- Professional development resources for teachers including interactive games, DVDs, and a self-directed quiz to help build confidence to deliver bushfire safety in the classroom

- Fire safety units for VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) to teach across the strands of literacy, numeracy and personal development, these can be modified by teachers according to levels (years 10-12)

- VET (Vocational Education & Training): A Cert III in Public Safety is currently being piloted with two secondary colleges, in partnership with Ripponlea Institute. 

The CFA website is an invaluable repository of teaching resources such as: videos, print material, online learning tools and website links.

There is also a Bushfire Education website which provides online teaching and learning resources to support the provision of bushfire education for learners from the early years to year 10. It was developed by Education Services Australia on behalf of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).



Last Updated: 12 November 2013