Fire Safety Training in Schools

Posted September 20th, 2019

Recently I launched the pilot phase of the “BFireSafe@School Programme” at the Custom House. I was delighted to launch and support this very worthwhile project to increase fire safety education among post primary students. The project complements the primary school “Safety Team” fire education programme run by my Department in conjunction with fire services nationwide.

Pupils from 16 schools in Ireland will be given the opportunity to learn about protecting themselves, their families and communities from fire. The project will also provide learning opportunities in fire science and potential careers in the fire service and other related industries. It is anticipated that, following this pilot run during the academic year 2019/20, the programme will be rolled out nationally and made available to all post-primary schools.

Find out more about the programme here.