The Fire Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Work Experience Program provides participating students with an overview of the roles of FRNSW and its firefighters. It is delivered through both practical and theory sessions in a disciplined and safe working environment. Through this program, school students gain insight into the FRNSW and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education.
RescuED is a road safety and education initiative of Fire & Rescue NSW where firefighters with experience in motor vehicle rescue, deliver an innovative motor vehicle accident prevention program to potential learner drivers in high schools.
RescuED aims to reduce the frequency and severity of the tragedy and trauma caused by motor vehicle accidents within 17 - 25 year olds. The program targets high school students in Years 9-10. Unfortunately, every year too many young people die driving. While young drivers make up approximately 14% of all NSW drivers, they constitute approximately 30% of those killed or injured in vehicle accidents across the State each year.
Each year statistics in NSW reveal that:
- Young males are three times more likely to be in a crash than young females
- Young males are three times more likely to suffer fatalities than young females
- Young females are more likely to be hospitalised for injuries than males
- Young females are three times more likely to be in a crash than older females.
What does RescuED involve?
The RescuED program is a 1 hour 50 minute presentation delivered by rescue trained firefighters of Fire & Rescue NSW onsite at schools.
The presentation consists of four activities:
- Activity 1: Rescue extrication demonstration
- Activity 2: Video case study
- Activity 3: Discussion - causes and consequences
- Activity 4: Risk reduction - what could you do?
How do I get FRNSW to visit my school?
To arrange for Fire & Rescue NSW to visit your school and deliver RescuEd, speak to your teacher, give them our Website details and get them to follow the links or contact your local fire station.
Please take a few minutes to complete our online feedback form. Your feedback will help us to assess RescuED program outcomes and will be used to ensure that the program is effective and appropriate.