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Fireman Sam and Child Safety Week are partners in safety

Posted: 25/05/16

Fireman Sam™, the ultimate Hero Next Door has teamed up with The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to take action this Child Safety Week (6-12 June 2016).  Through our partnership, we are able to offer those working in fire and rescue services all the resources you will need to help spread the word among parents and families about how to prevent fires and other serious accidents in a fun and memorable way.

You can get started right now by downloading a copy of the Child Safety Week 2016 Action Pack. You’ll find all the information you need to run an event whether it’s giving a presentation or demonstration or teaming up to provide home safety checks. You can also and sign up to receive updates and additional activity resources at www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/sign-up.

There is also a series of Fireman Sam summer safety videos that bring these tips to life, which you can show at your event to inject some fun and engage children while you chat to parents.  You can also find a range of downloadable Fireman Sam activity resources, including colouring-in, puzzles and mazes via the Fireman Sam website.

 

Why not get a start before the summer heats up by sharing some summer safety messages? Fireman Sam has created a list of summer safety tips to help teach children and parents all about how to stay safe around barbeques this summer.

 

Summer Safety Tips

Teach children to

  • Always walk when you are near a swimming pool, never run
  • Never push anyone into a swimming pool
  • Always have a responsible adult with you when paddling and swimming in the sea
  • Take care when paddling and swimming in the sea as the water can get deep very quickly
  • Never turn your back to the sea if you are swimming in the sea – this stops you from seeing big waves coming towards you
  • Always leave lighting a barbeque to a responsible adult
  • Ensure you keep your barbeque a safe distance from trees, bushes and anything else that may catch fire before lighting it
  • Make sure that your barbeque is placed on a flat surface so it stays in place once it’s lit
  • Always stand back from a barbeque and keep a safe distance whilst it is in use
  • Stand back from the edge of the platform at the railway station and never push anyone whilst on the platform.

 

Please do take advantage of our Child Safety Week resources to spread the safety message.  For more information, go to www.childsafetyweek.org.uk