‘From The Ground Up’ 2.0 – Workshop for OFLSE Members

After the success of our first ‘From The Ground Up’ one-day workshop, the OFLSE is pleased to offer a second installment, in partnership with Kingston Fire & Rescue!

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 211 Gore Road, Kingston, Ontario
Cost: $30.00 – Lunch will be provided

Why should you attend?

Whether you are new to the fire service, new to the role of fire prevention or public education, or you have years of experience, it is always helpful to be familiar with and receive a ‘refresher’ on the basics of the job that we do. Maybe you have never done a risk assessment, have never developed a lesson plan, have never trained firefighters to deliver educational programs…or maybe you were just taking a leap of faith and hoping for the best when you did!? This session will bring risk assessments and lesson planning in to a new light.

By virtue of the FPPA, all our departments are required to have a simplified risk assessment. Aside from the legal aspect of this, the risk assessment really does give us the basis for the programs that we run and the issues that we address in our communities. If you don’t know what is there, how can you work with it? By the end of this session you will know what a risk assessment is, what data is collected, where to get this data and most importantly, how to interpret the data to make the most impact in your community.

We all know what a lesson plan is, but do you know how to build the best lesson plan? Do you know how to use that lesson plan to its fullest? And what about those firefighters who are in the community delivering your programs? How do you teach them to be passionate about public education and to turn that simple lesson plan in to an experience that your community will remember? During this session you will learn about the latest and greatest in lesson plans from the experts.


  • Welcome – 0900h
  • Risk Assessment 101
  • Morning Break
  • Risk Assessment 101 – Cont’d
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Planning – The Latest and Greatest
  • Afternoon Break
  • We Have a Lesson Plan – Now What?!
  • Adjourn – 1600h

What else should you know?

If you are able to obtain a copy of your current (or most recent) risk assessment, please bring it with you. This will be used as a reference/tool during the session.


Space is limited – Register today!

If you have any questions please contact us.


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