Colleagues from Fife Housing Group’s Housing and Property teams, members of Fife Council’s Community Safety Team and representatives from the local fire station, recently visited the Scottish Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Cambuslang, to learn more about fire safety, fire risks and their referral processes.
Participants found the day both enjoyable and informative, with highlights including a tour around the fire village, the safe house and the fire simulator, which gave colleagues the opportunity to experience a room fire with temperatures over 500 degrees.
Director of Housing for Fife Housing Group, Su Bramley, said, ‘This unique experience offered a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to work collaboratively with key partners. It also helped to reinforce the additional fire safety work our Housing and Property teams have been undertaking in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.
‘The safe house replicates issues and risks identified in tenants’ homes and is an excellent training tool to help colleagues mitigate these. I would highly recommend attending a session at the fire village to anyone who has an interest in fire safety’.
If you would like further information on the training available, please contact John.Gray@firescotland.gov.uk