Key Stage 2 - New Recruits

KS2 - New Recruits

Get your pupils learning outside the classroom, working together, investigating and exploring, in the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service training and safety centre.

The visitor journey will take your learners through the eyes of a firefighter. Taking on the role of Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service recruits the participants will experience a 999 control centre, respond to a road traffic collision, carry out a safe and well check, learn about the recovery position for an unresponsive casualty, investigate fires and many more exciting activities!

The key stage 2 learners will feel part of the fire service and what it’s like to become a new recruit.

This educational package offers an insight into what the fire service does and also delivers key safety messages on a visit that could save your life.


The new recruits will;

Listen to an emergency call in our control room and learn about the consequences of hoax calls

Spot fire hazards and dangers in the home and learn when to test your smoke alarm

See the effects and consequences of a fire

Know what to do if your clothes catch fire

Identify and demonstrate what number to call in an emergency

Practice escape plans

Recognise if someone is unresponsive and not breathing


Information for Teachers


Our KS2 visit is for up to 30 learners (From September 2021 this will go up to 60 learners)

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.

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. 

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. 


Booking and availability

(subject to government and internal guidelines)

We have limited availability for school year 2020/2021, we will try our best to accommodate your visit.

KS2 - New Recruits is available throughout the year Monday to Friday.

Visits are FREE for Manchester schools, all you need to do is organise travel.

We can accommodate up to 30 pupils at a time. (From September 2021 this will go up to 60 learners)

If you have any questions or specific requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Bookings for 2020/2021 school year

Via email:

Over the phone on: 0161 603 4620

Bookings for 2021/2022 school year

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