AN interactive lifeskills centre which show people how to prevent accidents is looking to recruit more volunteers.

Safety Central is part of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s mission to make the county safer.

The centre has welcomed more than 2,500 visitors since it opened in September last year.

A full sized three bedroom family home, shed and garden are rigged to demonstrate the most common causes of accidents and technologies to promote independence.

The unique training facility also has a police custody suite and cell, a convenience store and a courtroom.

Volunteer rangers lead groups around the interactive scenarios to bring them to life.

They guide people around the centre, running simple activities that enable visitors to think about how they can avoid coming to harm in a range of life-like situations.

The centre has become so popular, a taster day is being held on Wednesday 10 January, from 9am to 3pm, to recruit more rangers.

Manager Mark Shone said: “Our volunteer rangers are an invaluable asset to the Safety Central team.

“The ranger volunteer programme has been funded through sponsorship from SP Energy Networks, providing uniform, radios, training materials and monthly workshops to enable rangers to share best practice with each other.

"Being a ranger is a great opportunity to meet visitors of all ages, be part of a close knit team and help keep Cheshire residents safe and we are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to our taster day.”

Anyone interested in becoming a ranger is invited to Safety Central for a tour around the exciting, interactive village and will be able to talk to staff about the role.

It’s advisable to book either by phone on 01606 868643 or by emailing

Safety Central is on Cliff Lane, Lymm.

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