St Paul's Primary school learning about Road Safety

SkillZONE celebrates two years of safety advice success

Gloucester education centre SkillZONE celebrated championing its safety lessons to almost 15,000 visitors when it turned two years old on February 1st. The newest safety centre in the country has a fun interactive village where groups experience realistic dangerous scenarios in a number of different locations during a two hour tour. Since opening its doors […]

Holocaust Memorial Day

Fire service marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service will be hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on January 27th 2015 which this year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The commemorative ceremony will be held from 10:30am – 12:30am at its safety education centre, SkillZONE in Gloucester on Tuffley Avenue, GL4 0AS. SkillZONE will […]

Volunteer Stu Slatter

Volunteer to be a safety hero

SkillZONE is calling for more volunteers to join its centre this New Year to help make a difference to the lives of young people by teaching them to stay safe. Run through Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Gloucestershire County Council, SkillZONE is a state- of- the- art building in Gloucester with a life-size street […]

Grange Primary pupils pose next to SkillZONE's Xmas tree fresh from learning lots of tips to keep them safe this Christmas.

Don’t let a fire ruin your Christmas

From Christmas dinner to wrapping presents there’s a lot to remember at Christmas so Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents not to forget fire safety. Fire Kills statistics show that in December, 20 people a day are either killed or injured in accidental fires in the home in England. Last December, there were […]

Celebrating Road Safety Week 2014 at SkillZONE from left to right Maddie Skatulla-Emberson, Emily Birt, 10, and Logan Smith, 9.

Gloucester pupils get street-smart for Road Safety Week

Pupils from Churcham Primary School and Ashleworth Church of England Primary School in Gloucester received enhanced and hands-on road safety lessons in SkillZONE’s unique street setting today as part of Road Safety Week (17-23 November). Andre Bovington from the Road Safety Partnership says; “We are always keen to highlight road safety, especially as it’s darker […]

Fireworks are fun, just remember to be safe too.

Remember, remember to stay safe this 5th of November

People in the county are being reminded by the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service on how to stay safe this bonfire weekend. Celebrating bonfire night is always a great way to spend an evening. However there are some risks, especially if using fireworks and building bonfires at home. Below is some helpful advice on how […]

Whether you trick or treat, stay safe this Halloween

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and its educational centre, SkillZONE, is reminding parents to keep their families safe this Halloween. They are particularly alerting people to the safety risks that come with lighting candles for Halloween pumpkins.  Tips include using a candle holder and to keep them away from anything that could catch fire, like […]

TickTock test

Smoke alarms save lives, test yours when the clocks change

Smoke is responsible for over half of accidental house fire deaths which is why Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) is backing a campaign to get residents to test their smoke alarms when the clocks go back this weekend. Smoke is known as the silent killer but a working smoke alarm can give people the […]

Roll Up Roll Up to help our Forces family

 Staff at safety education centre, SkillZONE will ‘pop the kettle on’ to host a SSAFA’s Big Brew Up on Friday October 10th from 9am -11:30am to help raise money to support the armed forces. The Big Brew Up is SSAFA’s biggest annual fundraiser and is taking place from October 6th -12th up and down the […]

SkillZONE supports Ageing Safely Week

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) is urging residents to keep an eye on the older members of their community as part of Ageing Safely Week. The Chief Fire Officers Association Ageing Safely Week runs from Monday 29th September to Sunday 5th October and will see fire and rescue services across the country engaging with […]

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