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24
November
2015
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13:57
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Road safety to take off at RAF Brize Norton

The Biker Down workshop will run in the morning from 8.30am to midday followed by two Choices & Consequences talks in the afternoon, beginning at 1.30pm and 3pm.

Biker Down is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience. The free workshop offers people the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first -aid and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

The course is made up of three modules, including accident scene management, motorcycle specific first-aid training i.e. CPR, managing major bleeds and helmet removal and classroom-based tuition on the science of being seen.

The Choices & Consequences presentation is designed to cut the tragic number of road fatalities every year, many of which involve young adults.

Operational firefighters will share their personal stories with the audience during a presentation that covers the dangers of speeding, not wearing seatbelts, using mobile phones and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Station Manager Mick Clarke, Road Safety Manager for Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service states ‘This collaboration between the MOD and Oxfordshire County Council is the launch of a new prevention strategy with the sole aim of reducing road casualties amongst our armed forces. We hope to use this event as a pilot to then be extended across the other military bases in Oxfordshire

‘As part of BRAKE Road Safety week, we will be delivering these two presentations to an audience of 130 across the three sessions this Wednesday. Base personnel will have the opportunity to learn and discuss contemporary prevention techniques as well as improve their practical life saving skills’.

RAF Brize Norton’s Sergeant Stuart Mason said: ”Accidents are costly both in financial terms and personal suffering. By increasing Station personnel’s awareness through Road Safety initiatives we can reduce these two factors. Over recent years Road Safety has become high priority for Heads of Establishment (HOEs) within the MOD.

Working alongside civilian local authorities for the past 12 months has provided opportunities to cement RAF Brize Norton’s Road Safety campaign; if together we can save lives the work conducted will prove extremely valuable. Road Safety initiatives delivered at RAF Brize Norton also assist in achieving the Station Commander’s Mission Statement of “Delivering Together Safely.”

The media are invited to attend the Choices & Consequences and the Biker Down workshop. If you would like to attend please contact Stacey Evans asap (details below) to book your place.

 

 

Notes to editors:

Biker Down is delivered free of charge by firefighters from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service to participants at local fire stations in small informal groups.

• This advice is part of Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service’s 365alive initiative.

 

• For more information about the initiative, please visit www.365alive.co.uk

 

 

 

RAF Brize Norton contact

 

Mrs Stacey Evans

 

Media & Communications Office Co-ordinator

 

01993 897779

 

BZN-MCO-Group@mod.uk

 

 

 

The Biker Down workshop will run in the morning from 8.30am to midday followed by two Choices & Consequences talks in the afternoon, beginning at 1.30pm and 3pm.

Biker Down is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience. The free workshop offers people the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first -aid and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

The course is made up of three modules, including accident scene management, motorcycle specific first-aid training i.e. CPR, managing major bleeds and helmet removal and classroom-based tuition on the science of being seen.

The Choices & Consequences presentation is designed to cut the tragic number of road fatalities every year, many of which involve young adults.

Operational firefighters will share their personal stories with the audience during a presentation that covers the dangers of speeding, not wearing seatbelts, using mobile phones and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Station Manager Mick Clarke, Road Safety Manager for Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service states ‘This collaboration between the MOD and Oxfordshire County Council is the launch of a new prevention strategy with the sole aim of reducing road casualties amongst our armed forces. We hope to use this event as a pilot to then be extended across the other military bases in Oxfordshire

‘As part of BRAKE Road Safety week, we will be delivering these two presentations to an audience of 130 across the three sessions this Wednesday. Base personnel will have the opportunity to learn and discuss contemporary prevention techniques as well as improve their practical life saving skills’.

RAF Brize Norton’s Sergeant Stuart Mason said: ”Accidents are costly both in financial terms and personal suffering. By increasing Station personnel’s awareness through Road Safety initiatives we can reduce these two factors. Over recent years Road Safety has become high priority for Heads of Establishment (HOEs) within the MOD.

Working alongside civilian local authorities for the past 12 months has provided opportunities to cement RAF Brize Norton’s Road Safety campaign; if together we can save lives the work conducted will prove extremely valuable. Road Safety initiatives delivered at RAF Brize Norton also assist in achieving the Station Commander’s Mission Statement of “Delivering Together Safely.”

The media are invited to attend the Choices & Consequences and the Biker Down workshop. If you would like to attend please contact Stacey Evans asap (details below) to book your place.

 

 

Notes to editors:

Biker Down is delivered free of charge by firefighters from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service to participants at local fire stations in small informal groups.

• This advice is part of Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service’s 365alive initiative.

 

• For more information about the initiative, please visit www.365alive.co.uk

 

 

 

RAF Brize Norton contact

 

Mrs Stacey Evans

 

Media & Communications Office Co-ordinator

 

01993 897779

 

BZN-MCO-Group@mod.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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