HRFS Education Team are here to help educate children and young people about the dangers of starting fires through intervention programmes and prevention workshops….

FIREWISE Intervention Programme

Worried about a young person starting fires?

Children are naturally curious about fire. Some can become fascinated, putting lives in danger, including their own. Our FireWise Intervention Programme sets out to help young people explore and understand their feelings about fire-setting to understand more about the risks, the programme also aims to teach them more about fire safety awareness.

Adaptable and delivered at an age appropriate level to young people up to the age of 18, the programme aims to highlight the dangers associated with fire but also the consequences of actions on self and the wider community; using a variety of adaptable resources to achieve this.

Our specialist practitioners are trained to work with children and young people with special educational needs and has experience with children with ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

The programme avoids using shock tactics, taking a more holistic and therapeutic approach as more effective way of changing behaviours; resources used include DVD’s, photographs, games, songs and craft activities.

Making A Referral……

HFRS support working collaboratively with other professionals to enable children and families to receive greater support; throughout the process of the programme, they are on hand to provide guidance, address any safeguarding concerns and answer questions.

Following a referral, HFRS Education Staff will make contact to arrange a home visit; at this visit, the programme is explained and written consent is obtained. A Safe & Well Visit is offered to initiate rapport building and provide reassurance to the young person and their family. Further sessions are arranged to take place either in school, at a residential unit, at home or wherever is best to foster an environment where the young person feels confident to engage.

More information about making a referral and to discuss concerns about a child, contact the HFRS Education team by email at or call 07918 888052 during office hours.

Arson Awareness Workshop for Year 8 pupils

Classroom based 50-60 minute sessions which aim to educate and encourage pupils to act safely and responsibly around fire. Sessions aim to empower pupils to have a positive and respectful attitude to fire safety to keep themselves and their community safe.  Delivery focusses on developing skills and knowledge to make safe decisions by thinking and discussing the consequences of fire and arson.

Workshop Delivery

The delivery consists of PowerPoint information slides, group discussion and interactive activities.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To inform pupils about the consequences of arson on individuals, the community and the environment, including loss of life.
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of the risks associated to arson and fires, including why and how it happens.
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of personal safety, responsibility and accountability
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of common reasons why people may commit arson
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of the law and community impact

Assessing Learning

  • Check/assess pupils’ understanding of Arson – in particular the personal, environmental, social and community impact of arson.
  • Testing pupils’ learning through scenario-based group activity using real local case-studies.

Booking A Workshop for Your School……

To book a workshop for year 8 pupils please complete the online booking form:

Arson Assemblies

Assemblies to raise awareness of the dangers of arson can also be arranged for ALL year groups – for more information please email