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SFHA members visit SFRS Safe and Well House

On 3 October SFHA facilitated a trip to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Safe and Well House where members learned first hand how we can help to improve fire safety. 

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The Safe and Well House is a new and dynamic facility at National Training Centre for SFRS in Cambuslang. Previously a traditional firefighting training facility, the Safe and Well House recreates a domestic environment, enabling firefighters to undertake training on home safety and community issues.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care Programme, the Safe and Well House contributes to the collective aim of improving fire safety within Scottish homes and builds on a shared ambition of a more holistic person centred approach, in supporting health and wellbeing outcomes.

Firefighters are trusted - they are valued - and communities always welcome their efforts to keep them safe. But we can all do so much more, and the risks are changing and that includes an increasingly elderly population who require our support to stay safe.

A huge thank you to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for the time taken to show SFHA staff and members around the Safe and Well House yesterday. 

SFRS also offer all homes in Scotland a free home fire safety visit and free smoke alarm fitting.  To find out more information visit the SFRS website.

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