Upper Primary

Responding to bushfires

This section explores the theme of Responding to bushfires, and is designed to support the learning needs of students in grades 4 to 6. It is aligned to Victorian Curriculum levels 5 and 6. 

Students learn what to do in a fire emergency, when and how to make a Triple Zero (000) emergency call. They explore through bushfire scenarios what is involved when implementing a bushfire survival plan. Students also look at the history of firefighting, including present day approaches.


Reporting an emergency to Triple Zero (000)

Learning intention:
Students learn how to call for adult assistance in a bushfire situation by phoning Triple Zero (000) and responding to the operator's questions.

Fighting bushfires

Learning intention:
Students look at historical and modern ways bushfires are fought. They also consider the safety equipment used in the modern approach to fighting bushfires and review the elements which allow a fire to burn.