Olive branch

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 and Rescue Service for Safe and Well advice.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service work closely with partner agencies and Olive Branch Training has recently been redeveloped to accommodate our ever changing community needs.

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.

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

To arrange a training date contact your local fire station or email ContactCentre@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.

The Service welcomes referrals for members of our community that may be of greater risk. The below guidelines will help to inform whether a referral is needed:

  • They are over the age of 65
  • They smoke in the property
  • They have no working smoke alarms
  • They would have difficulty responding in an emergency
  • They have had a fire previously or there are signs of a fire

To refer someone for advice and guidance call 0300 3300 200.

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