Deaths, injuries and incidents which occur as a result of fire in the places where people live
These measures are all about making sure we can see where we need to target our prevention and community safety advice and educational activities. It is important to remember that these three measures focus on deaths, injuries and incidents in the home rather than on the road or at work. Our figures are extremely low in this performance area, but one death or injury through fire is too many. We have to be realistic, tragic accidents do happen, but we want every home to have access to the right information to be able to install and maintain working smoke alarms and plan their escape in case of an emergency.
We have noticed that although the amount of house fires we attend has dropped, the amount of people injured as a result has increased over the last five year period. We will be carrying out research within the community to find out the reasons why and to see what we can put in place to reduce this.
Did you know...
- ... our youth inclusion programmes are designed to help young people from all backgrounds develop their self-confidence and where needed their integration with society. Our new Job Centre Plus initiative is designed to assist young unemployed people in gaining employment or further training through this accredited training programme. The programme offers qualifications in first aid, food and hygiene and credits through ASDAN. ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is a charity organisation with awarding body status. It provides educational opportunities for young people, helping learners to develop their personal and social attributes through its award programmes and qualifications.
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