Fire Safety 2009

We worked closely with The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, to raise awareness of the risks of fire in our homes . As part of this we have produced a book, 'The story of Angus Puff the Fire Dragon'. This was launched at our 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2010. It is being distributed to all primary schools in the Highlands by the Fire Service and is now being translated into gaelic by Castlebay Primary school in Barra.
angus puff book making Angus Puff
'The story of Angus Puff' It was developed by our members in Portree and illustrated by Vicky Stonebridge. We started by making the head out of plaster and talking about what a fire dragon would be like
fire smoke test b fire smoke test c
As part of our safety programme we did a smoke evacuation activity at Victoria Cottage with Janet Pringle the Community Safety Advisor for The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
fire safety card testing fire suit
We've also developed a Fire Information card for people to hang on the inside of the front door. This gives firefighters information so they understanding our needs We get a feel for what it's like wearing a firefighting suit.