Engage Daily Update - 09 September
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are looking at how they will respond to Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals (UFAS) in the future and are running a consultation in which they’d like your thoughts.
Every year, the Fire Service responds to an average of 28,479 unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS) that are caused by automatic fire alarms (AFAs) in the workplace, making up 31% of all the incidents attended. This means they make around 57,000 unnecessary blue light journeys every year.
They hope that the outcome of the consultation will reduce the impact of UFAS on the service and allow them to utilise the regained time to free up their frontline firefighters to do additional operational training and work more within our communities.
Please take the time to fill out the survey
If you have any questions you can contact SFRS.UFASConsultation@firescotland.gov.uk.
Support for Individuals
The Scottish Community Safety Network has published a briefing note on the increasing risks of unintentional harm and injury in homes across Scotland. In doing so, we aim to highlight Home Safety as an increasingly important area of policy development.
Support for Organisations
Human Rights Town
The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) is excited to announce the launch of 'Human Rights Town' - a new app developed by and for people with learning disabilities, to empower people to recognise and realise their human rights.
The app was launched on Monday 30th August at a Zoom event and is available to download for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store now!
Watch a video preview of the app here.
The development of the app has been led by a group of people with learning disabilities who have been working with SCLD and digital design company, Publishing Bureau, to create the finished product.
The app invites users to travel around a virtual ‘Human Rights Town’ where they encounter different scenarios at each location, such as using public transport or working at the supermarket. Through practical examples ‘Human Rights Town’ introduces users to each of their human rights, under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and asks them to choose whether they believe their rights are being respected or not in each scenario. Users have the option of further explanation at each location. Each scenario has been voiced over by a person with a learning disability who has helped to develop the app.
You can download the app user guide here.
“ Human Rights Town will empower people with learning disabilities to know about their rights – for a fairer Scotland! ” Aaron Hume, member of the App Development Group.