Your Safety

Primary Education

SFRS are passionate about saving lives through education and proudly engage with children and young people within their school or community environment to teach key safety messages. Our Resources section also has a series of presentations and lesson plans which can be delivered by teachers, youth workers and community groups.

Further resources can be found at Go Safe Scotland which forms part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's education programme and supports our commitment to providing fire safety education to all primary school aged children and young people across Scotland.

The creation of Go Safe Scotland followed feedback from teachers who were looking for current, interactive materials. Curriculum for Excellence standard lessons have been devised by the SFRS which draws on the experience of Education, Police, Youth, Health, Housing, Social Work and Fire professionals. Current Go Safe Scotland partners include: the SFRS, Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council Education, Fife Council, Glasgow City Council Roads Department, Scottish Water, RoSPA, British Transport Police, NHS, Scottish Power, Scottish Gas Network, HM Coast Guard, Network Rail. 

Not only does Go Safe Scotland have lessons in fire, road, water, home and personal safety for teachers to deliver, it has fun activities that children and young people can do on their own or with a friend or family member.

Each of the partners involved devotes personnel and resources to delivering schools education but all of our resources are finite. It is impossible for every partner to engage face to face with every school pupil. SFRS staff will continue to be utilised to reinforce learning, and to prioritise areas of need. For example, where issues such as deliberate firesetting are prevalent, we will focus additional youth engagement work to support local areas. For further information contact your local community action team.


Secondary and Adult Education and Community Groups

SFRS are committed to providing educational messages aimed at keeping people safe. If you are a teacher, youth worker or run a local community group, you can help the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to reduce the risk of injury to our communities by raising awareness of the serious dangers within the topics below:

  • Home fire safety
  • Fireworks and Bonfire Safety
  • Road safety
  • Water safety
  • Bystander CPR
  • Fire (or fire service related) related Anti-Social Behaviour

Further information and presentations can be found in our Resources section or you can contact your local community action team.