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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Over 65s Get VIP Fire Service Tour

12 over 65s will gain a unique insight into Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service when they are given a VIP tour of the Service's Headquarters on 18th May.

The tour is part of a six week Older Person’s Wellbeing course funded by the South Staffordshire Community Safety Team. The course is aimed at educating older people in fire safety, home security and exercise and nutrition. The 12 participants have enjoyed different weekly activities at Brewood Fire Station since the course began on 20th April.

"Ensuring the well being of older people is a priority for us and the Community Safety Partnership. It is particularly important here in South Staffordshire as we have such a high proportion of older people living in the area.

"The over 65s have been learning all about fire safety which links in with our ‘Young at Heart, Safe At Home’ campaign. They have also been taught basic first aid, sign language and have even been introduced into using the Wii console, in particular the Wii Fit."

Katherine Haigh, South Staffordshire Risk Reduction Officer

Councillor Brian Edwards, Leader of South Staffordshire Council added: “The tour of the fire service headquarters should be the perfect way to end what has been an excellent course. I know that it’s been really well received and I’m so pleased that we’re working together to find new and interesting ways to engage with older people so we can help to keep them safe in their homes."