London Fire Services Public Fire & Life Safety Educators carry out a number of community fire safety programs for various groups, agencies and associations throughout London. Emergency planning, fire extinguisher training and fire safety lectures are some of the programs offered. The educators are also available for safety presentations and/or displays at local malls, conferences and at special community events. The educators work closely with local school boards and the Children's Safety Village.
If you would like to book an Educator to come speak to your class, please visit our Public Education page to contact the Educator for your area.
In Canada, the leading cause of death and disability for children is preventable injuries. More children die annually from injuries than from all other childhood diseases combined. The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable. By teaching children how to make safe choices when faced with risk, the number of childhood injuries can be reduced significantly.
Risk Watch: Unintentional Injuries is an injury prevention program that aims to do just that.
Risk Watch is a comprehensive injury prevention resource for elementary school teachers. The program consists of a variety of activities, resources and lesson ideas that teachers of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 can easily incorporate into their daily lesson plans. The aim of the activities is to prevent childhood injuries by teaching students safe decision-making practices.
Risk Watch is divided into five teaching modules covering the following grade levels: Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten; Grades 1/2; Grades 3/4; Grades 5/6 and Grades 7/8. Each module includes age-appropriate activities and resource materials on the eight leading causes of injury among children: motor vehicle injury; fire and burn injury; choking, suffocation and strangulation injury; poisoning injury; falls and playground injury; firearms injury; bike and pedestrian injury; and water and ice injury.
Tim Hortons Risk Watch Teacher of the Year
Have you noticed a teacher using the Risk Watch Program in their classroom? Does this teacher utilize the different lessons and teaching aids Risk Watch offers? If so, you can nominate that Teacher for the Risk Watch Teacher of the Year Award.
The winner of the award will receive recognition from our Corporate Sponsor, Tim Hortons who generously donate fabulous prizes and an award plaque.
Would you like to nominate someone for Risk Watch Teacher of the Year? Please fill out our nomination form and email them back.
2016 Risk Watch Teacher of the Year is Tara Phillips from Woodland Heights Public School