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Due to an increase in water related incidents nationally and due to the potential for fire related incidents within the area both LALO Lewis Duncan (Water Safety) and LALO Gary Wood attended a meeting chaired by Scottish Water where it was recognised that it was important to establish an initiative that would focus on Water Safety and Fire Safety in relation to secondary fires, this would also link in with the SFRS Thematic Action Plan (TAP) and support local communities in addressing their concerns.
All parties involved were aware of the increase in local communities and visitors using the water for open water swimming, paddle boarding and visitors staying within the local area via camping which had resulted in a number of fires being set resulting in damage to bins and grass areas.
The Lifeline event was developed to reach S6 students. It was designed to provide them with the knowledge and understanding to keep themselves and those around them safe when in, on, or near water. It comprises of practical demonstrations by the SFRS (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) Swift water rescue teams. Partnership working with Trossachs search and rescue team who specialise in delivering CPR training and the SCF Community Action Team to provide AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Water safety classroom input. Ideally this event would involve several additional partner agencies such as RLSS, SAS, RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) to augment the message and shared learning.
Theme Water Safety
RNLI, HM Coastguard and the City of Edinburgh Council worked together to improve water safety signage at Cramond Island.
Region Central Scotland
RoSPA, RNLI, HM Coastguard & the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) launched an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using inflatables at the seaside.
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