Wildfire can affect all sectors of society, from the elderly through to young children. Children are extremely vulnerable to wildfire and fire-related natural disaster and global statistics consistently demonstrate that children constitute a significant percentage of wildfire victims, in terms of fatalities or injuries. The need to educate children about wildfire is extremely pressing. Below are a selection of resources relating to children and wildfire.
Understanding Landscape Fires – An Online Resource Designed by GFMC
In January 2020 the GFMC published a web page as part of the BeSafeNet to provide basic understanding of the fundamentals of landscape fire and how people can protect themselves and their assets from the threats of wildfires. The website is tailored for high school students (age 15-17 years):
‘Here for Each Other’ – Information booklet to help young children and their parents who have experienced an emergency or natural disaster. Created by Sesame Street and adapted by the Victorian Department of Education (PDF, 3.2 MB)