Category Archives: Fire Safety

WORLD: BURN AWARENESS WEEK 2015

Burn Awareness Week, observed during the first full week of February, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities. The Burn Prevention Network joined with the America Burn Association on focusing on getting the word out about scald prevention.

 

 

UK: NEW INVENTION PROVIDES PROTECTION AGAINST HAIR STRAIGHTENER BURNS AND HOUSE FIRES

CAPT has teamed up with AOK-Design to raise awareness of the high number of accidental burns from hair straighteners and the risk of house fires from hair appliances left switched on.

AOK-Design have created the DAIO™ (pictured), a stylish but safe way of storing hair straighteners, curling tongs and styling wands

 

SCOTLAND: KEEPING SCOTLAND’S OLDER PEOPLE SAFE FROM FIRE IN 2015

Scotland’s Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have released adverts on how to protect yourself and older people in the community from preventable house fires. The SFRS has urged the pubic to arrange Home Fire Safety Visits  where local firefighters will come out to the property to check for fire hazards and to provide advice

 

UK: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE AT HOME – NEW GUIDE OFFERING ACTIVITIES AND ADVICE ON HOME SAFETY

A major resource from the Keeping Children Safe at Home project is now freely available for downloading from http://tiny.cc/kcspage.  The resource Injury Prevention Briefing: Preventing unintentional injuries to the under fives: a guide for practitioners offers activities and advice focusing on preventing falls, scalds, fire-related injuries and poisonings.

The Briefing includes sections dealing with general prevention issues such as the link between accidents and deprivation, and evaluation methods; eleven activities to be run with parents; and background information about each of the injury topics.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://tiny.cc/kcspage

PARACHUTE – A CANADIAN CHARITABLE ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO PREVENTING INJURIES AND SAVING LIVES

Parachute is a Canadian charitable organisation dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

http://www.parachutecanada.org/

Information, tools and guides are available for the following injury topic areas:

SCOTLAND: FUTURE OF SCOTTISH FIRE STATISTICS – RESULTS OF 2014 USER CONSULTATION

In January 2014, Scottish Government invited users to provide their feedback on future data requirements in relation to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).  Users were asked to provide their views on the two main statistical publications relating to the SFRS (Fire Statistics Scotland and Fire and Rescue Service Statistics Scotland), including proposed changes to these publications as a result of single service reform.

The results and outcomes of this user consultation have now been published and are available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/06/9317

CAPT LAUNCHES 2013 BURNS AND SCALDS CAMPAIGN

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

CAPT have launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of burns and scalds and how to prevent them. Further information can be found at the following link:

 

 

GO SAFE SCOTLAND – NEW SAFETY TOOL FOR CHILDREN

An interactive safety resource for primary school children in Scotland, called Go Safe Scotland, has been launched in Glasgow.  This resource will help to deliver key safety messages and support the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence.  Many partners have been involved throughout the creation of the resource and RoSPA in Scotland is pleased to be involved with this great initiative.

RESEARCH RAISES CONCERNS OVER SMOKE ALARM’S EFFECTIVENESS AT WAKING UP CHILDREN

Standard domestic smoke detectors may not always wake children in the event of a fire, according to research by the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Forensic Science and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.

NEW FIRE SAFETY RESOURCE FOR LANDLORDS

Firemark’ is a programme developed by DSFRS that will provide fire and rescue services and their partners with information to support landlords through a short interactive training and advice session.

NEW FIRE KILLS CAMPAIGN ‘ON YOUR CHILD’S LIFE’

Countries Covered: UK
Date: March, 2013

Fire Kills – the Government ‘s channel for promoting fire safety – has launched a brand new campaign to urge people to do one extra thing when they put their clocks forward this year: check their smoke alarm.

WHERE TO FIND INJURY DATA AND STATISTICS IN THE UK AND IRELAND?

Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
Date: 
2013

To help injury practitioners find relevant and up to date injury related statistics; IOBI have produced guides on where to find injury data in the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. As well providing guidance on where to find general statistics, links to themed statistics (e.g. road accidents, self-harm, falls) are also provided. England and Wales guides also include: injury related strategies, policies and reviews, and further information on selected injury databases.

Please also refer to Data and Statistics in the Cross-Cutting Themes section

FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2013

Statistical bulletin providing a detailed overview of Scottish fire at Scotland and fire and rescue service level.

FIRE STATISTICS WALES

Fire related statistical headlines, releases and bulletins.

LATEST FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2013

The Fire Statistics Scotland bulletin, containing data on incidents attended by Scottish Fire and Rescue Services is now available.

JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST FIRE

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2013

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s latest advertising campaign is urging members of the public to ‘Join the Fight against Fire‘. The campaign is aimed at reducing fire, fire casual-ties and fatalities in the home and is one of the most innovative and extensive multi media campaigns undertaken by a Fire & Rescue Service in response to high numbers of fires in the home.

FIRE SERVICE SEE 37% FALL IN STAFF INJURIES USING ROSPA’S QUALITY SAFETY AUDIT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2013

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has secured a top health and safety award from RoSPA, after they reduced the number of staff injuries by nearly 40 per cent in three years. Devon & Somer-set Fire & Rescue Service launched an improvement programme on the back of recommendation by RoSPA, which led to staff injuries dropping from 216 during 2009/10 to 136 in 2011/12 – a fall of 80 casualties.

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

FIREBRAKE WALES RESEARCH WITH LOCAL MIND ASSOCIATIONS (LMAS) AND COMMUNITY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TEAMS (CDATS)

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2012

Firebrake Wales have collaborated with LMAs and CDATs, to produce reports detailing the impact that mental health issues and alcohol misuse have on fire safety in Wales. The reports also provide suggestions on what can be done to mitigate these risks.

STAFFORDSHIRE FIREFIGHTERS PERFORM YOUTUBE HIT

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

Staffordshire firefighters turned their station into a disco to perform a cover of the Sugababes’ hit Push the Button to promote fire alarm testing. The pop song’s lyrics have been adapted to encourage people to regularly test whether their alarms work. To date the video has had more than 66,000 YouTube views from people watching their cover version online.

IT’S TIME TO TEST: CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARM

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

new hard-hitting Fire Kills campaign, urges people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks on 25th March 2012, by taking a moment to test their smoke alarm too. The twice-yearly clock change is a task that everybody takes for granted. While timekeeping is a vital part of our lives and we all keep our clocks working to stay on track, it’s shocking to find that many people forget to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones by keeping their smoke alarm in the same working order.

FIRE SAFETY FILM – POST MORTEM

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Fire Kills campaign is once again reminding people to maintain and test their smoke alarms through its new Post Mortem film.

PROTECTING AN AGEING POPULATION FROM RISK OF FIRE IN THE HOME

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) have launched a new National Older Persons Strategy which aims to provide guidance and support to fire and rescue services and their partners to enable them to rise to the challenge of keeping older and more vulnerable members of the community safer from the risk of injury and death as a result of fire in the home.

FIRE FUTURES REPORTS: GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

The Fire Futures Government Response outlines how the Government intends to take forward with the sector the public service reform agenda in the context of fire and rescue services at the local level and in terms of national resilience.

FIRE KILLS’ AWARD-WINNING ‘BREATHE’ ADVERT AVAILABLE ONLINE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2010

According to the latest the latest Fire Kill campaign, in a house fire, you might think that the smoke would wake you and give you and your family time to escape. But after two or three breaths of toxic smoke you’re unconscious. Your lungs fill up and you can’t breathe. Just like drowning.

FIRE SAFETY CONTENT ON DIRECTGOVKIDS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2009

DirectgovKids has a range of fire safety material that was created in collaboration with the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The material includes comic books, quizzes, videos and online games.

A WHO PLAN FOR BURN PREVENTION AND CARE

Countries Covered: World
Date: 
2008

The plan outlines what WHO would like to promote in terms of: advocacy, policy, data and measurement, research, prevention, health-care services for victims and capacity building. It includes activities that WHO itself commits to undertake in the near future as well what the entire field of burn prevention and control should be accomplishing in the coming decade. The plan is intended to catalyse efforts to improve the scenario for burn prevention and care and so to significantly diminish the burden of death and suffering from burns globally.

PREVENTION OF INJURIES DUE TO BURNS, FIRE & FLAMES AMONG THE ELDERLY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Prevention of Injuries due to Burns, Fire & Flames among the Elderly – produced by EUNESE

CAPIC ANALYSIS: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

Countries Covered: Wales

CAPIC has analyzed the Fire and Rescue Services’ FDR-1 forms, which collects data on the nature and cause of the fire and limited data on casualties. The FDR-1 statistics are sent to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and appear in several official publications.  These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1999 to 2004.

CONSULTATION ON FIRE STRATEGY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 2006 – 2010

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2005

The Fire and Rescue Service Strategy for Children and Young People is a five-year high level strategy intended to deliver effective reduction of fire risk and fire crime. It seeks to draw together and build on the strengths of the Service in all these areas. The Strategy aims to ensure excellence in work with children and young people, especially those in deprived communities, supported by effective partnership working and early intervention.