A Teaching Resource from Ambulance Service of NSW
Emergency Helpers - An Early Childhood Program
It is important that every person understands how and when to call for emergency services, regardless of age. Early childhood settings provide the perfect platform for important educational messages and provide a safe learning environment for children to understand these messages. It is often the case that children are responsible for dialling Zero Zero Zero in an emergency and become solely responsible for directing the ambulance.
As a pre-cursor to the Be an Ambulance Hero: Dial Zero Zero Zero primary school education program, the Ambulance Emergency Helpers Program aims to prepare children between the ages of 3-5 years for emergency situations.
This free electronic program includes the following program lessons:
How to identify an emergency service worker
The number to call in an emergency
The importance of learning their home address
Billy-Be-Safe is an animated Ambulance character which supports the Emergency Helpers and other programs designed for children. Billy-Be-Safe also appears in a useful section of Kids Stuff on the website with interactive learning activities and games.