Fire Safety Should Be Your Priority

SFRSThe Scottish Fire and Rescue is urging the public for increased fire safety awareness over the coming holidays.

Making sure  that you are safe and sound will not be a problem if you take advantage of the free home fire safety visits that the Scottish Fire and Rescue is offering.

Trained officers of the SFR can come to your home to look over and inspect your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The experts will answer all your questions you might have about fire safety in your home.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire & Rescue, Martin Hill said they know that people should always have an eye on fire safety.

For more information about those free home fire safety visits by the Scottish Fire and Rescue you can check their website at

Is There a North-South Divide in England’s Schools?

According to the watchdog’s annual report on education in the UK, about a third of the secondary schools in the nation’s North are “not good enough”.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the OFSTED chief said to the press that more attention must be focused on those regions where¬† as he called it “too many schools are languishing in mediocrity”.

Nicky Morgan, the U.K.’s education secretary that dad more needs to be done in order to tackle pockets of underperformance.

According to the chief inspector of schools, there are schools in several cities the nation’s Norse and midlands that have “failed miserably year after year after year”.

16 weak local authorities had been examined where pupils have below average progress – 13 of those schools are located in the North and midlands.

In addition to those locations which include the city’s of Derbyshire, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Bradford among others, attention also needs to be paid to schools in coastal areas.

UK Fire Safety Statistics 2013-214

UK-fire-statisticsAccording to the latest official fire statistics that cover April 2013 to March 2014:

There were 275 fire fatalities in England in the years 2013-2014.

Compared to the previous year those are 5% fewer and 39% lower than one decade ago.

The majority of fire fatalities in the UK, 66% are on account of accidental dwelling fires.

While this number is higher by 6 as compared to last year, this is the second lowest number recorded and 1/3 less as compared to the previous decade.

In the observed time-period from 2012 to 2013 there had been 3,600 hospital non-fatal fire casualties. This number is 5% less than in the previous time period.

Overall there had been170,000 fires in England. According to the recent report, this is the second lowest number of fire incidents on record. One reason given for the lower number of fires is fewer outdoor fires due to above average rainfall in the UK.

The report also mentions 223,400 fire false alarms that had been attended to.

The complete report can be downloaded at

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