The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been working with two schools in Dundee and Police Scotland, Dundee City Council and Scottish Ambulance Service to create a film which highlights the dangers of anti-social fires.
This is a problem which is a concern to many local residents and was highlighted at the recent Open Space event here in Wester Hailes.
Group Manager for Dundee Martin Tait said:
The film focuses on fire related anti-social behaviour and the consequences that this can have on those involved directly and indirectly.
The young people decided they wanted the title of the DVD to be In the Heat of the Moment, which they felt best-suited their piece of work.
The plot/story board was put together by SFRS’s Prevention and Protection team in Dundee and shot by staff from the schools. The parts were played by the young people themselves, operational firefighters, Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics and Police Scotland personnel.
The film’s storyline follows the fire service attending a wheelie bin fire. As the young people light up the bin there is an explosion resulting in one of them being burned. At the same time a house fire is reported in the same station turnout area and due to the appliance responding to this fire they have to dispatch a fire appliance from a further away station, resulting in a delay and as a consequence two children lose their lives in a house fire.
The finished film has already been delivered to a select group for their views and feedback and so far it the response has been very positive.