Young adults with learning difficulties given advice on how to stay safe in Nottinghamshire

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More than a hundred young adults from the Arthur Mee Centres at Stapleford and Beeston spent the day at Highfields Fire Station learning vital and valuable safety skills.

The students – who have additional learning needs and disabilities – took part in a number of learning activities as part of the multi-agency event where they were taught a range of things on topics such as fire safety, road safety and water safety.

They also took part in lessons how to use public transport safely and were given basic first aid training.

Nottinghamshire Police, the RNLI and St John Ambulance were all involved in the event as well as Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s road safety team, Nottingham City Transport, NET Trams, Mencap and Pulp Friction – a social enterprise that aims to increase the employability of people with additional learning needs – were also all involved.

“This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and give them some vital skills that will help them along the way when it comes to living independently,” said NFRS Watch Manager and event organiser Chris Emmott.

“Our ultimate goal here at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is to help create safer communities and this event not only gave us the opportunity to do that, but gave these individuals some really beneficial experiences.”