The successful completion of the first advocate training seminar by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service took place recently at its headquarters.

Community safety advocates play an essential role in providing high quality effective community safety activity within our communities with the explicit aim of reducing deaths and injuries caused by fire, road traffic accidents and other emergencies within Devon and Somerset.

The seminar provided the ideal environment to explain directly to the delegates what their role involves while giving them the opportunity to ask questions, meet the members of the community safety team; and network with other advocates and exchange experiences through the delivery of team exercises and discussions.

The two days involved each member of the community safety department giving a presentation explaining their roles, updating the delegates' knowledge and the opportunity to answer any questions the delegates raised.

Dave Roddy, Station Manager, Community Safety Department, who Chaired the event said: "I was really pleased with how the two days went, this is the first time we've done something like this in community safety and everyone worked really hard with their presentations and all the delegates took an active part in the event.

"We had a total of 60 delegates and the feedback from the evaluation sheets and final quiz, revealed that the delegates enjoyed the seminar, found it really informative and felt it was set at the right level. The seminar has succeeded in setting a strong foundation for future courses later in the year."

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Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1125 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: