Fire service project launched aimed at supporting communities

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its Safe+Sound programme virtually this week.

Every Wednesday at 10am the service’s Safe+Sound team and partners will run the interactive and practical workshop for children and young people online. It will continue for the next 12 weeks. Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies. Topics will include fire safety, dealing with accidents and emergencies in the home, wellbeing, railway safety/trespass, water safety, road safety and internet safety. Partners include Gist, Network Rail, Community First Responders/West Midlands NHS Foundation Trust, Tamworth Borough Council, Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and Communities Together CIC. More partners are expected to get involved in the next few weeks. Helen Wood, Education Manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The Safe+Sound programme is a fantastic way to deliver our educational messages and enhance learning. SFRS is committed to incident prevention and this allows us to lead the way in educating young people on fire and road safety. “The Safe+Sound project also enables us to work with partners, utilising this fantastic technology in a combined effort to make Staffordshire the safest place to be.”

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