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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

The Olive Branch Project

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Olive Branch Training targets people who are in contact with, or visit vulnerable members of communities within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It encourages them to identify potential fire hazards and other risks in the home. In addition it highlights how to refer vulnerable people onto Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service for a FREE Home Fire Risk Check.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service work closely with partner agencies and Olive Branch Training has recently been redeveloped to accommodate our every changing community needs. The new programme was launched on March 1st 2011. Persons who have received training prior to this date should rebook for the new FREE training session.

The primary aim of the Olive Branch Programme is to reduce the number of accidental dwelling fires, fire-related deaths and injuries across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent.

The Training is FREE and we will deliver to groups of any number at your premises or at venues supplied by us across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We aim to train all persons involved with caring for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable on a daily basis in how to identify hazards and to understand how to deal with these risks and to refer them on to the appropriate organisation.

Each session will last a minimum of 1.5 hours and each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance.

The session is primarily based around a case study, PowerPoint presentation and a hazard spotting DVD, where deliverers will encourage audience participation.

If you or your organisation would benefit from Olive Branch and can help us to keep people safe from fire in their homes.

Contact your local station to arrange a training date or email olivebranch@staffordshirefire.gov.uk