This project aims to create awareness among European school children about the risks caused by fire, its prevention and the most important measures to put in place in case of emergency and fire.

Children are one of the most vulnerable target groups, especially children from underprivileged backgrounds (immigrants, socio-economic problems, etc). Through this project, the partners will develop and implement a European training course for school children that will run in the context of an ‘SOS Fire! Campaign’ week that will be organised in each participating European school. Activities will include the running of a training course, a
school project competition, lectures by experts from the fire brigades, hospitals, scientists, etc.

The participation of the parents, families, school staff and the local communities will also be promoted. The training programmes and the SOS Fire! Week programme will be designed by the entire project partnership using the works and material developed by the Fondation Belge des Brûlés as a source of inspiration. At the end of the project, the children would not only have gained a better understanding of preventing fires and reacting in case of a fire emergency but will have also improved their social and civic skills. They will feel more confident and responsible towards the society that they live in. By participating in this project, the school establishments will open themselves to new teaching and learning actors and to the local community. They will provide the students with a nice, fun and welcoming environment where to learn and they will somehow reduce the risk of dropping out, especially from the marginalised group of students. 

Below, you will find an example of a work and educational tool on prevention made available to teachers. This version is in Dutch, however similar work in English has been done by members of the SOS fire team.