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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Free Fire Service Course for Over 65s

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people aged 65 and over in South Staffordshire to sign up to a brand new course being held at Codsall Fire Station.

"It is a great opportunity for older people to meet new people and also learn about fire safety in the home, health and fitness and first aid."

Katherine Haigh, Risk Reduction Technician

The free course, which kicks off on Tuesday 6th July at 11am at Codsall Fire Station in Duck Lane, will give older people the chance to learn fire safety, basic first aid, sign language and even computer games.

There promises to be plenty on offer to cater for all tastes over the six week course. The course will culminate in a visit to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Stone, where participants will gain a unique insight into the fire and rescue service.

Councillor Brian Edwards, Leader of South Staffordshire Council has welcomed the new initiative, led by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service: "This course promises to be lots of fun and is a great chance for older residents in Codsall, Bilbrook and other neighbouring villages to get together and get involved."

Katherine Haigh, Risk Reduction Technician for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services said: "Following the success of a similar course at Brewood Fire Station we are delighted to be introducing this course to the Codsall community. It is a great opportunity for older people to meet new people and also learn about fire safety in the home, health and fitness and first aid."

To book a place on the course, simply call Katherine Haigh on 01785 898055.