The E-learning module covers the following three topics:
- Prevent – reducing the chance of a fire starting
- Detect – having working smoke alarms
- Escape – making a plan that is right for you
It is recommended you allow 30 to 40 minutes to complete the module, which includes a short sign-in process.
You can access a certificate at the end of the session to verify completion. The learning module is not formally accredited, or competency based, it is an awareness session only.
This learning module is an important activity for people in the community and social services sector or health sector who deliver in home supports.
It is intended to help staff learn how to support their clients with improving home fire safety and developing a home fire escape plan. It uses a conversation-based approach, recognising that most people are capable of creating their own plan, and a prompt or reminder may be all that is needed. It will help staff (and volunteers) to determine who is most at risk and provide a referral pathway for those they are concerned about.
The module was developed with the support of several stakeholders from across the sectors including NDS (National Disability Services) and people with lived experience of disability.
The DHHS Vulnerable people in emergencies policy (2018) states under 5.1 - The role of funded agencies in planning for vulnerable people in emergencies that ‘funded agencies have a responsibility to encourage and, where necessary, support clients (who meet the definition of a vulnerable person) to undertake personal emergency planning.’
CFA and FRV recommend that anyone who works with clients in their home completes this session. CFA and FRV urge Community and Social Services and Health Sector employers and employer groups to consider policies that make this mandatory in the workplace.
CFA have a range of online learning modules which are available for people who work, travel or care for people in high bushfire areas.