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Chubb Fire renews sponsorship of Scout Fire Safety Badge

Published on 1 March 2010

Chubb has renewed its sponsorship of the fire safety badge for scouts

The renewed sponsorship of the fire safety badge is aimed at increasing awareness among scouts across UK

Chubb Fire has confirmed its renewal of sponsorship of the Scout Fire Safety Badge for a further three years.

The sponsorship of the badge, which was first launched by Chubb Fire in 2004, aims to raise awareness of fire safety among Scouts and their families across the UK.

More than 72,000 Scouts have passed the Chubb Fire Safety Badge since its introduction six years ago, making it the fastest growing and most popular of all scouting badges. The badge requires Scouts to understand what causes a fire, how to call the Fire Brigade, how to understand fire blanket and extinguisher usage, as well as fire safety for the home.

As part of its sponsorship deal with the Scout Association, Chubb Fire provides educational literature and posters to more than 7,200 local Scout Groups across the UK, as well as practical help - such as the highly popular live fire demonstrations - from the company's nationwide network of offices and engineers.

To further support the sponsorship Chubb Fire has re-issued its resource pack. The new online pack includes a poster, leaflet and certificate on how to pass the badge as well as four new activity worksheets for Scout leaders. These are designed as an aid to planning sessions on key fire safety topics to help Scouts on their way to achieving the badge.

Commenting on the successful partnership, Jane Garland, Chubb Fire's Marketing Communication Manager, said: "Our expertise in the field of fire safety means that we can really offer The Scout Association some practical assistance in running the badge. Each year our engineers service over four million extinguishers in the UK and we are keen to get involved in working with the Scouts and the community on a local level."

Jane added: "The importance of fire safety simply cannot be emphasised enough, it is a sad fact that almost 13,500 people are killed or injured each year in fires in the UK, which could be preventable. The Fire Safety Badge offers the Scouts some invaluable advice on fire prevention, detection and escape routes should a fire break out, so it is great to see so many young people participating in this badge, and hopefully taking away some vital knowledge to help keep them safe from fire in years to come."

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