Learning at home

Get information, advice and access free online resources to help teach important safety lessons for many different situations.

We do more than put out fires and preventing incidents through education is just one of our priorities to reduce risk in our local communities.


StayWise brings together the educational resources from emergency services to support teachers, parents, carers and community safety practitioners in delivering essential safety messages.

The free educational online library is full of educational resources and activities to help keep children safe.

Visit the StayWise website

Fire Safety

Fires can happen unexpectedly, and it’s crucial to prepare your family, especially young children, for such emergencies.

Create an escape plan

Develop a family escape plan and practice it regularly. Make sure your children know at least two ways to get out of every room. Designate a meeting place outside where everyone knows to meet after escaping.

Teach stop, drop and roll

Teach your children what to do if their clothes catch on fire, they should:

Practice with them to help them remember what to do.

Frances the Firefly

The story of Frances the Firefly helps to teach children about the dangers of fire. It is aimed at 3 to 7 year old children.

Download Frances the Firefly (PDF)

Water Safety

Most water-related incidents occur when people don’t intend to enter the water- with walking and tripping being one of the most common reasons people enter the water.

Make sure your children can swim.

Ensure your child knows how to ‘Float to Live’ to help them if they get in trouble in the water.

More water safety advice

Road Safety

On the road, it’s everyone’s responsibility to take steps to keep us all safe.

When using the road, it’s important to teach your children to focus on the road and the traffic, avoiding headphones or using a mobile phone when walking or cycling could mean that they don’t see or hear possible dangers.

Ensure your children has something that is ‘high vis’ or reflective on them at all times, so they can be seen by other road users.

THINK is a government initiative, run by the Department for Transport, and is home to safety information and resources for children aged 3 to 16.

More road safety advice

Staying fit and healthy

We believe that staying fit and healthy should be fun and informative. Fido’s fitness challenge is designed to help children stay active, learn essential fire safety lessons, and develop a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Get involved in Fido’s Fire Fitness Challenge
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