Fire Safety is very important. People with learning disabilities and/or autism need accessible information and training to help them understand how to be safe and what to do if there is a fire. Thanks to funding from the South Yorkshire Fire Stronger Safer Communities Reserve, we have delivered a groundbreaking project to produce accessible resources and train Fire Champions who are out in the community teaching other people about fire safety.
Watch the film we have produced about fire safety below.
Fire Safety information for people with learning disabilities is very important. Lots of people are living independently now and need to keep safe in their homes.
This project will help more people learn about fire safety by making information accessible and produce a DVD to help people to become safer in their own homes.
Our Fire Safety Champions are out into the community and teaching people about Fire Safety, how to recognise fire hazards in their own home and tell people what to do if they discover a fire. We have been working hard delivering training and producing information to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism to understand Fire Safety.
ONLINE FIRE SAFETY RESOURCES
A lot of people with learning disabilities have either no reading skills or struggle with written information. This project will help people with learning disabilities and/or autism by producing information and training which is accessible to them, and ultimately protects them against the hazards of fire.
You can watch the DVD above online or order a DVD copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a new workbook which can help people in one-to-one sessions or in group work.
We also found some other resources made in other areas of the country. Overloaded power sockets are one of the biggest causes of house fires. This online tool can help you work out when you might be trying to plug too many things into one socket. Try it out yourself: