*** Firefighter visits to early childhood settings are currently on hold until further notice.
We will update this page when these visits are able to resume.***
Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) does not offer fire safety programs for children of pre-school age.
The FRV Fire Ed fire safety educational programs are designed for and are only available to students of primary school age.
The first year of primary school is the age at which most children become able to effectively learn and utilise safety information when presented within a formal program.
Local fire crews, however, are sometimes able to visit early childhood settings in their local area by prior arrangement. Visits are dependent on availability and emergency response commitments will always take precedence
If a fire crew is able to visit your early childhood setting, the firefighters will not discuss fire safety topics such as calling 000, what do do in an emergency or other general fire safety information.
A pre-school firefighter visit will focus on :
- firefighters as friends and helpers in the community
- how a firefighter’s uniform protects them and the different components of a firefighter’s uniform
- the fire truck and equipment
Fire Station Displays
At some our larger fire stations, FRV hosts demonstrations for pre-schools, schools and community groups. Children will meet firefighters, view fire equipment displays and see fire trucks up close.
For information, visit Community Events.