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We know they'll be lots of children disappointed they haven't been able to visit our stations, or for us to come and see them in school over the last few weeks. So, to make sure they don't miss out, we've put together some new resources to help keep them entertained and educated.

Head over to our website, where you'll find everything from colouring in, to tours of a fire station. We've also signposted to some other topical resources that you might find useful.

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Enter our poster competition

We've launched a poster drawing competition for children across Cambridgeshire. All you need to take part is an A4 sheet of paper. 

Your poster must include a firefighter, fire engine or fire station and one of the following safety messages:

Test your smoke alarms
👕Don't leave clothes near electric heaters
🔌Don't use broken electrical items
🍳👨‍🍳Don't forget about your cooking.

Once you've finished designing your poster, take a photo of it and send it to us at or direct message us on social media.

All entries must include the entrant's name, age, parent/guardian's name and their phone number or email address. The deadline for entries is 4 May 2020. Good luck!

Colouring in

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Take a tour around Cambridge fire station

Cambridge tour

Firefighters from White Watch Cambridge didn't want anyone to miss out on a station visit during Covid-19, so they've put together their own tour of the station. Want to make it even more educational? Visit our website where you can download a quiz sheet to fill out while watching.

Take a tour

Firefighter maths

firefighter maths

You need to be good at maths to be a firefighter. Can you work out the correct answers to help Firefighter Matt, Firefighter Jenny and Firefighter Tom make it through the day? Suitable for primary school aged children. 

Download maths quiz

Colouring in print outs


Looking for some new coloring in activities? Take a look at the free print outs of some of our fire appliances.



Download colouring sheets

Play a game of hoses and ladders


Our take on the family classic. All you need to do is print it out, make a few counters and grab a dice, and you're good to go!



Download print out

Make your own firefighter

salt dough fireighter

Looking to get creative in the kitchen? Make your very own firefighter out of salt dough. Watch our 60 second video on how you can make one on our YouTube channel.







Watch the tutorial

Tag us in your pictures!

We'd love to see your drawings, colouring and your fire themed activities. Share them with us on social media or use #CambsFireKids.

Get in touch

If you are looking for something specific or would like to request other resources, get in touch by emailing or use the contact form on our website.