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Primary School

Learning about bush fire in Primary School

The RFS Kids' Activity Book introduces young children to the foundational concepts of fire safety.

The book includes colouring in activities and puzzles.

Activity Book 2022

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Fire Danger Rating System 

Research and practice in Australian schools found that students commonly misinterpret fire danger ratings as indicators of the likelihood that a bush fire will occur. However, the fire danger ratings indicate how dangerous a fire will be, if a fire starts.

Lesson Plans and activities for children

The two Lesson Plans (below) have been designed to support NSW students to identify and apply the new fire danger ratings. They are suitable for children at Year 5 - 6 level.

The Lesson Plans come with a downloadable Fire Danger Rating Poster (child-friendly, A3 version) and a Fire Danger Rating Community Action Puzzle (in two parts). The puzzle activity provides an additional opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the recommended actions for each fire danger rating.

These activities are suitable for a wide range of primary school children to build knowledge and awareness of bush fire risk.

You can find more detail on the Project Firestorm website:

AFDRS Lesson Plan

Fire Danger Rating Lesson Plan


Fire Danger Rating Action Puzzle Part 1

Fire Danger Rating Action Puzzle Part 2

AFDRS Puzzle Poster

Fire Danger Rating Poster (Child Friendly Version)