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The visit that could save your life. Put yourself into the shoes of a firefighter, experience the real fire and rescue service and learn to save lives.


Fire safety in the home workbooks

Fire safety in the home Workbook for children aged between 7 – 11 (KS2)

The community instructor team at the training and safety centre have created this booklet to help you during COVID-19. With more people at home, we are more at risk of fire dangers in the home. Complete this booklet to help keep yourselves and your families safe from fire.

 

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In this workbook you will learn:

  • The importance of smoke detection in the home
  • Bed time and escape plans for your home
  • How to make a 999 call in emergencies
  • Carbon monoxide dangers
  • Meet Eric and Ace
  • Hazard spotting

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TRAINING AND SAFETY CENTRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

 

Update on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for managing the Coronavirus (known as COVID-19).

 

As an Emergency Service, we are reviewing and updating our business continuity plans, and checking all our processes to ensure we are in the best position to support the emerging national situation. 

We want to reassure the public that we are still an active emergency service and you should continue to always call 999 in an emergency.

 

 

If you have a visit booked

All visit are cancelled until further notice.

You need to inform your group members and ask them not to travel to the Training and Safety Centre.

 

 When will you be back open?

Information regarding future re-opening of the centre will be available on our website and via Twitter @GMFRS_SC.

We are aiming to look at re-opening, at the earliest, November 2020. However, this will be reviewed in October 2020.

If you have a visit booked in prior to November 2020, this will be cancelled accordingly.

We will do our best once the centre is re-opened to contact all schools and educational providers to rebook your visit.

 

If you want to make a future booking

We are not currently accepting for the 2020/21 academic year and are awaiting further guidance on when we can start accepting future bookings.

 

Fire Safety Advice

With many of us now spending more time at home, it’s important we do all we can to stay safe. You can find a range of safety advice here.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For health information and advice, read the NHS pages on coronavirus. Learn about the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK.

 

 

We are not currently taking bookings for 2020/2021 school year. This will next be reviewed at the end of October 2020.

 

Last updated 03/09/20

 

 


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KS1

 Please contact the centre for more information. We offer a half day visit for these ages.

Visits are available Monday to Friday

Morning visit:        10:00 - 12:00
Afternoon visit :    12:30 - 14:30

 

Information for Teachers

Facilitated Key Stage 1 (ages 6 – 8) school bookings are being taken for groups of up to 30 learners

Our adult to child ratio for visits are 1:10, groups are asked to make sure that there are enough accompanying adults on the day, you can bring more adults to meet your own school's requirements.

All group visits must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. Cancellations must be made a minimum of one week in advance.

Visits are free for schools in Greater Manchester.

Our teacher and learner resources are designed to reinforce key safety messages whilst working towards National Curriculum outcomes. The visit and resources are designed to encourage learner’s current and future moral, cultural, mental and physical development. At GMFRS we aim to prepare all learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, promoting the development of knowledge, understanding and skills they need to be educated citizens.

Sessions

Full and half day sessions are available Monday to Friday.

Morning half day             10am - 12.00pm

Afternoon half day          12.30pm - 2.30pm

Half day session outcomes:

Identify and reduce fire safety risks in the home

How to make an emergency 999 call

Know what to do if your clothes catch fire

Explore contributory factors of road traffic collisions

Key road safety messages

Discuss seasonal safety messages

To make a booking or to discuss your requirements please contact us

Email:  safetycentre@manchesterfire.gov.uk Phone: 0161 603 4620 

 


 

KS2

 

 

Visits are available Monday to Friday   10:00 - 14:30

These are our standard school session times, if you have other requirements, please phone or email us.

Information for Teachers

Our KS2 visit is for up to 60 learners

Our adult to child ratio for visits are 1:10, groups are asked to make sure that there are enough accompanying adults on the day, you can bring more adults to meet your own school's requirements.

All group visits must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. Cancellations must be made a minimum of one week in advance. 

Our teacher and learner resources are designed to reinforce key safety messages whilst working towards National Curriculum outcomes. The visit and resources are designed to encourage learner’s current and future moral, cultural, mental and physical development. At GMFRS we aim to prepare all learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, promoting the development of knowledge, understanding and skills they need to be educated citizens. 

Visit outcomes

Identify and reduce fire safety risks in the home

Plan and implement an escape route

Learn how to put an unresponsive, breathing casualty into the recovery position.

How to make an emergency 999 call

Know what to do if your clothes catch fire

Learn about hoax calls, attacks on firefighters and the consequences

Explore contributory factors of road traffic collisions

Discuss seasonal safety messages

Introduction to basic fire science

 

 


 

 We are not currently taking bookings for Community Safety Visits. This will next be reviewed at the end of October 2020.

Community Safety visits

 

If you belong to a youth community group in Greater Manchester, please contact us to book/ discuss options.

LEARN LIFESAVING SKILLS, FEEL THE HEAT OF A FIRE AND GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO ONE OF THE BUSIEST FIRE SERVICES IN THE UK

Visits are available Monday to Friday from 14:30

The community safety visit will be delivered by one of our trained Community Instructors and will last approximately two hours. This program is aimed at community groups aged 20+ for 10 - 40 people. If your group includes vulnerable adults and or SEN’s we’ll need you to bring at least one supervising adult for each team.

During the visit you will:

Learn about the most common causes of fire in the home

Sport hazards in our life size house

Learn how to reduce the risk of having a fire, and what to do if one breaks out

Learn about North West Fire Control and experience what a 999 call sounds like

Witness the impact of a car crash with our simulated collision

 

The best part is that it is FREE to groups in Greater Manchester, you just have to arrange your own transport.

To book or check availability email safetycentre@manchesterfire.gov.uk or call 0161 603 4620

 

 

A FREE interactive learning opportunity

The centre not only offers a curriculum enhancing, immersive and interactive learning environment that supports the work of schools and emergency services, but also shows visitors how to protect themselves against fire and other dangers and what to do in an emergency.

REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE, WITH REAL LIFE SCENARIOS

Find Us

GMFRS Training and Safety Centre, Hinds Lane, Bury, BL8 2GN (Sat Nav use BL8 2AL)

Walking:

The GMFRS Training and Safety Centre is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Bury Interchange. The most direct route is via a footpath from Bridge Road; once you pass the High School buildings on your left, take the left fork of the path down the hill to access the pedestrian bridge to the Centre (not the right fork up onto the viaduct).

Alternatively, you can stay walking on the main road – Jubilee Way/ Bolton Road, away from The Rock in Bury. When you walk past the Domino’s take the next left down Arthur Street and follow the road all the way down. You will pass the security lodge, carry walking down and take the next left to our main entrance. You can press the button to reception and someone will open the gate.

Plan your walking journey

Cycling:

There is plenty of cycle parking outside the main entrance. NCN6 passes over the viaduct outside the Centre; to access the Centre, take the fork of the path from the viaduct on the east side of the Irwell to access the pedestrian bridge over the river to the Centre.

Plan your cycle journey

Public Transport:

Bury Interchange is accessible by Metrolink and bus.

Buses from Bury Interchange: The numbers 91, 98 and 471 from Bury Interchange will take you to Bolton Road. Get off outside Millercare, walk a few paces up to Arthur Street which leads to Wellington Street, turn right on Wellington Street and keep walking until you go under the old railway bridge and double back under the next arch to gain access to the site.

Driving:

There is a car park and space for three coaches.

By road from the M66: Leave the M66 at Junction 2, follow the signs to the centre of Bury, then A58, Bolton Rd, towards Bolton, turn left in to Arthur Street at the lights, continue to Wellington Street, turn right and continue under the Railway Bridge, double back under the next arch to access the car park. Postcode BL8 2GN (Sat Nav use BL8 2AL), but continue to the end of the road underneath the railway arches.

 

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