Learning Zone


During this period of uncertainty, it might be difficult to keep your children entertained and educated indoors. Here we have some helpful, educational resources for your children.

Our Education team at West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service work hard to ensure children are safe around fire and to keep us as a service as visible as possible.


Reception and key stage 1

Colour in our firefighter

They wear cream coloured jackets and trousers, yellow helmets and have black masks. Can you colour our firefighter in? Share yours with us!

Colour in our firefighter - PDF download

Book time!

Use this bookmark template during story time. Ask a grown up to cut it so you can colour it in and pop it in your book!

Colour and cut me out for story time - PDF download

Build your own fire engine!

Ask an adult to cut out this fire engine, then colour it in and stick it together!

Build your own fire engine! - PDF download

People who help us: Firefighters

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Watch as Richy and Amanda show you what our crews get up to and how important their role is in keeping the community safe.

House Hazards

Show us your colouring skills! Hazards are risks. Once you've finished colouring, can you spot all of the fire hazards in this picture?

House hazards - download, print and colour! - PDF download

Picture Cards

Talk to your parent, guardian or carer about these picture cards. What do you think is happening? Is something wrong?

Picture cards for discussion - PowerPoint download

Colour and storyboard

Ask an adult to help cut these cards up. Then, colour them in and make a story out of them. Ask your adult to share your story with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Make a colourful story - PDF download

Hot or cold?

Let's understand what could be hot and cold! Play this hot/cold game.

Interactive lesson

Parents - you can deliver a fire safety lesson at home by showing your children the below video. 

PDF: Notes for interactive lesson
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Key stage 2

House Hazards

Here's a drawing of someone's kitchen. Add some colour to it and then find the hazards.

House Hazards - download, print and colour!

Plan your escape route

Fires can happen by accident. We ask everyone to plan a route out of their homes if they have to escape quickly. What route would you take to get out? Here are some resources for you to consider and plan for your home.

Find out why you should plan an escape plan - PowerPoint download
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Plan the safest route out quiz Plan the safest route out answers - PDF download Draw your home and find your way out! - PDF download

Share pictures of your little ones using our resources on Facebook or Twitter.

Young adults

Moving house

If you're moving into halls of residence or into your first home, we have put together some useful fire safety advice to help you stay safe: 

PDF: Fire safety when moving out

Child Safety Week

In support of Child Safety Week (which runs from 1 June - 7 June), there are many ways you can take part in the campaign, from the comfort of your own home. 

The Child Accident Prevention Trust have created resources for parents to use, which include top tips, quizzes and activity sheets. 

Visit their website to download your parent pack:

Resources for parents (CAPT.org) (external link)
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