Wildfire Volunteer Launch Session

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When
June 6th, 2023 6:00 PM   to   7:00 PM
This course will take you through; understanding what wildfires are, how they develop, to knowing practical steps you and your communities can consider taking to reduce risk from wildfires and how to respond if a wildfire breaks out and threatens your community.

This session will launch the new Wildfire Volunteer course. Sharing what the course will include and discussing why it is becoming increasingly important to acknowledge as a risk in the UK. Register your place and keep an eye out for announcements of the upcoming course in our learning space

 

The Wildfire Volunteer Course

This course is based on the experience gained from community emergency volunteer groups in the UK and internationally who have dealt with various wildfire emergencies, along with experts from within the wildfire sector, and looks to follow standard operating procedures of lead responder agencies.

This course is for those who wish to become more resilient to wildfires, by being better prepared and able to assist their community. Wildfires are becoming increasingly frequent in the UK; as we saw in the summer of 2022, they can be very disruptive, potentially devastating to communities, and pose a hazard to well-being, health and life, especially to the most vulnerable residents.

The course learning is entirely online and self-led in the learning space with a quiz at the end, once completed you can book onto a live wildfires session, where you will have the opportunity to; ask questions, discuss how you and your community can take steps to become more wildfire resilient, and network with others who are interested in wildfires.

This course is based on the experience gained from community emergency volunteer groups in the UK and internationally who have dealt with various wildfire emergencies, along with experts from within the wildfire sector, and looks to follow standard operating procedures of lead responder agencies.

Event Privacy Statement

Groundwork South manages and runs the Communities Prepared programme. As both ‘Data Controller’ and ‘Data Processor’, Groundwork South safely collects and processes the data you provide upon registration. The data you provide in registering for this event will be shared securely for the purpose of legitimate interest with the following partner organisations:

  • The Environment Agency
  • Sarah Rose (the independent evaluator for the Communities Prepared programme. This is for monitoring and evaluation purposes to improve community volunteer engagement and training across the UK)

Your rights in respect to data processing

You are entitled to request us to erase any personal data we hold about you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will do our best to respond promptly and in any event within one month of the following:

• Our receipt of your written request; or

• Our receipt of any further information we may ask you to provide to enable us to comply with your request, whichever happens to be later.

If you have questions or wish to raise a complaint about how we handle your data, you can contact Groundwork South’s Data Protection Officer on HRSouth@groundwork.org.uk or write to Lockleaze Youth and Play Space, Romney Avenue, Bristol, BS7 9TB.

If you still have concerns about how your data is being handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or visit https://ico.org.uk/.

Objections

At any time, you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where processing is conducted for legitimate business reasons. If you exercise this right, then unless we have compelling reasons not to, we shall cease to process your data wherever data protection laws allow.

How long we retain your personal data

We may retain your data for up to ten years, after which time it will be destroyed.

When
June 6th, 2023 6:00 PM   to   7:00 PM

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