Learn and Live

The Learn and Live programme is here to keep the people of Cleveland safe from injury or harm as a result of fire incidents, road traffic collisions and other major emergencies.  It consists of a series of thought provoking and challenging presentations aimed at informing young people, so they can make educated safety choices and influence behavioural change.

Road Safety

Fact :

  • As a young driver, you’re four times more likely to be involved in a crash than other drivers
  • The risk increases when you have a car full of friends
  • Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury of young people aged between 17 and 24

This presentation aims to:

  • increase awareness of road safety, targeting high risk groups including young prospective drivers, new drivers, passengers and other road users
  • reduce road death and serious injury through influencing driver, passenger and pedestrian behaviour
  • enable young people to understand the consequences of risk taking and making poor choices
  • signpost new and prospective drivers towards further training and education

Fatal Four :

Content focuses on the factors that are often present in serious road traffic collisions

  • Driving too fast
  • Driving whilst impaired through alcohol & drugs
  • Mobile phones and distractions
  • Seatbelts and child car seats

As part of the road safety education programme the Brigade also uses Virtual Reality technology to engage with audiences. This technology allows participants to experience a virtual car journey and see the harsh consequences of making the wrong choices when using the road.

This presentation is delivered in multi-agency format with our partners Cleveland Police, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and Local Authorities or in a single agency format by the Brigade.

Each year we deliver over 100 presentations in schools, colleges, Princes Trust and vocational skills training centres to a range of groups aged between 15 – 19 years.

Home Safety

This presentation raises awareness to the risk of fire in the home and how it can be prevented. The resource is targeted at a range of risk groups from age 15 years upwards including students moving on to independent living such as university. The home fire safety presentation is also suitable for older audiences including community groups.

Water Safety

Each year approximately 400 lives are lost through drowning. This presentation highlights key safety messages to keep people safe near water and how to respond in an emergency. The water safety presentation is targeted at young people in secondary education.

Contact us

For details call 01429 872311 or email Andrew Bright, Learn & Live Co-ordinator