Editor Andrew Ledgerton-Lynch reports from the Black History Month event, Time for Change: Action Not Words – hosted by Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and held in partnership with the Asian Fire Service Association – which proved an inspiring celebration of black pioneers.
Safety education for young people is taking a giant leap forward through StayWise (staywise.co.uk). Programme Executive Chris Bigland talks to FIRE Editor Andrew Ledgerton-Lynch about the ground-breaking collaborative online platform that is elevating safety messaging locally and globally.
StayWise, the collaborative online safety education platform, has been developed by the National Fire Chiefs Council in collaboration with partners including the Royal Life Saving Society, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, HM Coastguard, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the National Police Chiefs Council and the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools.
StayWise has been developed to link key safety messages to the national curriculum meaning pupils can learn about fire safety in a maths or science lesson or write a fire escape plan or a newspaper article about an incident as part of an English lesson. The team have published hundreds of resources for primary school age and they are now starting to introduce new content for Key Stage 3 and 4.