Education and Youth Engagement

Welcome to Greater Manchester’s Education web pages. We have developed these pages to promote the safety messages we believe are important to all residents of Greater Manchester, regardless of age.

On this site you will find an overview of the key safety messages in relation to fire, road, water and also safety messages for those who live in rural areas of Greater Manchester. We hope this information is useful in equipping our communities with the knowledge they need to stay safe whether at home, work or on holiday.

Home Fire Safety

Road Safety (coming soon)

Water Safety (coming soon)

Opportunities for young people

We also run a number of programmes, including a cadet scheme, designed to help young people reach their full potential.

Our programmes offer a blend of classroom learning and drill-yard activity, which means they are engaging and practical courses that also promote the importance of skills like working as a team, communication, understanding and assessing risk, adhering to instructions and understanding consequences of actions.

It’s fun, it’s hard work, and at the end young people can achieve recognised qualifications that could lead to jobs with the Fire Service or other organisations.

Primary School Resources

Resources suitable for delivery for Year 2 and Year 6 classes.

Secondary School Resources

Resources are suitable for delivery for Year 8 classes.

Bury Safety Centre

Book a visit to our centre to experience our impressive immersive theatre

Community Fire Cadets

Learn basic firefighting techniques alongside personal and social skills

Prince's Trust Team Programme

Gain qualifications &meet new friends


Delivered by firefighters, the aim is to change behaviour and educate about the dangers of fire


An accredited programme offering alternative learning for young people who are 14 years old &over


A free, confidential programme offering education and advice to anyone aged 17 years and under


Online library packed full of educational resources and activities from emergency services

Atlas Programme

Innovatvie programme to support and educate adult fire-setters