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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 Road Safety
Drivewise Fife is an ongoing initiative and 2018 was the first year of operation. Drivewise Fife is a road safety initiative seeking to reduce road casualties. It is being led by Fife Council’s Safer Communities and relies on a partnership approach, with all Emergency Services committed to it.
Theme Water Safety
This water safety initiative is a partnership involving Fife Council Education, Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Gillian Barclay, the mother of Cameron Lancaster who tragically drowned in Prestonhill Quarry, Fife in 2014. RLSS Coast Guards and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also expressed an interest in being involved in the initiative.
Theme Home Safety
Fife Cares operates within Fife Safer Communities Team, working with a range of public and third sector partners, including NHS, local authority housing, social work and local voluntary groups who submit referrals to the service. While the service is open to anyone living in Fife, its delivery acknowledges that areas with higher rates of deprivation experience high levels of unintentional harm and injuries.
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