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Learning Resources for Schools and Partnerships

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have developed an online learning site providing educational resources to both schools and partnerships across West Yorkshire.

Content of the site includes such as; year 5 education, arson awareness, education on bonfire and firework safety and many more for schools.

Information available for partners includes education and awareness on home safety and hazard spotting providing guidance and support for partner organisations members of staff, enabling appropriate referrals to be made to WYFRS for home safety advice

Educational Resources

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service aims to provide safety awareness education to the communities of West Yorkshire through a variety of means. The contents within this site are aimed at school children and encourages children’s raised awareness of issues related to fire safety, deliberate fire setting, impact of drugs and alcohol and road safety, whilst incorporating important safety messages appropriate to any time of year. Presentations have been created to target pupils on age related topics and can be delivered by either a member of staff from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service or by teachers within the school.

Access to the site is via the button below using login details provided by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

If you would like further information on the Learning Resources website or to access the site, please contact Prevention Team on 0113 3875728

Login to Learning Resources Area

 

Partnerships

Our positive impact, in creating safer and healthier communities within West Yorkshire, is dependent on the success of our relationships with partners.   We will ensure that we maintain strong partnerships with local authorities and other statutory services and develop new relationships with other public and third sector organisations.

The work that we do with partner organisations, like your own, is vital in helping us to reach very vulnerable people in the community to carry out Safe and Well visits and reduce the risk of fire.

Not everybody will qualify for a Safe and Well visit. We assess all referrals to ensure that we are focusing our time on those who are most at risk of fire. If they are deemed as being low risk, we offer a free interactive online resource to help them conduct their own fire safety check. Once completed, they are provided with a personal advice sheet to print off or keep electronically.

A Safe and Well check is carried out by a uniformed member of WYFRS and can significantly reduce the risk of fire in a home through the provision of education and intervention resources.

The content of the training is designed to give an insight into the basics of fire safety in the home, how to spot lifestyle habits / issues within the property with might heighten the risk of fire within the property, identifying what to look out for.  The training will provide staff with appropriate knowledge to recognise potential risks in and around the property and identify vulnerable people who will benefit from the education and intervention from the fire service. It will go through the direction the fire service is embarking upon, what the safe and well visits are, the things we look for as a service and link in with partners for.

The training will also raise awareness of where partners can also support WYFRS in delivering brief interventions to reduce fire risk whilst they are in the property, through having a brief conversation with someone about a lifestyle  / risk factor to reduce the risk of fire occurring.  An example could be keeping matches and lighters away from children, reducing the risk of accidents, spotting an overloaded socket and offering information and education there an then. 10 seconds of advice can reduce / remove risk of a fire occurring.

The training will also be going through how to make a referral to WYFRS.

Access to the site is via the button below using login details provided by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

If you would like further information on the Learning Resources website or to access the site, please contact Prevention Team on 0113 3875728

Login to Partnership Resources Area