New Web Resource from UK Emergency Services

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Saving lives through education – a new web resource from UK emergency services released

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the release of StayWise – a free learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3-18 years old. StayWise brings together the educational resources of the emergency services linked to the national curriculum.

This means pupils can learn about fire safety as part of a maths or science lesson, or write an escape plan instruction note on how to keep safe as part of a English lesson. The site offers free lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets to help educators teach young people about potentially lifesaving advice within core curriculum subjects. With many parents home-schooling due to the pandemic, there are plenty of useful resources available to mums and dads.

Teachers can also set work from the site as part of a remote learning plan for parents and carers to follow.

Steve Holton, prevention lead at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘As a fire and rescue service, we are committed to keeping our communities safe. StayWise is a fantastic new resource for everyone to use. Offering teachers, parents and the emergency services consistent and effective educational materials to help young people learn about a range of safety topics is even more critical when so many of us are isolated and need to make positive decisions in our day-to-day lives to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.’

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) leads on the partnership behind StayWise. Partners include the Royal Life Saving Society, the RNLI, HM Coast Guard, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the National Police Chiefs Council and the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools.

Chris Bigland, NFCC’s Lead for Education, and StayWise Programme Director said: ‘StayWise is committed to saving lives through education. By working together with our partners, we have produced a consistent learning resource that educators from across the community can use with confidence, whether they’re teachers, home-schooling parents, or emergency service staff and volunteers. We have released the site early to support home learning for 3 to 11 year olds, but we’ll be expanding the resources available for older age groups in the coming months.’

The StayWise website is easy to use – just select an age group, subject, or theme, and you will find a collection of resources to keep students busy. Find it now at