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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Stafford Student Firefighters Awarded

A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a Celebration of Success being held at Stafford Fire Station next Tuesday.

"All students have really enjoyed their time with us on station and we are really proud of their achievements."

Student Firefighter Co-ordinator Jessica Patten

The group of 13 students from years 9, 10 and 11 have all gained a BTEC in ‘Fire and Rescue Services in the Community’ and will carry out a demonstration to their family and teachers the practical skills they have learnt during the course. Director of Response, Julian Hilditch, Chairman of the Fire Authority, Cllr Len Bloomer and Cllr Ray Barron will watch the students and present them with certificates and trophies.
The students have attended the course once a week over the last 12 weeks at Stafford Fire Station where they have learnt training and squad drills, road traffic collision extrication procedures, hose running and pumping, first aid and fire safety in the home. In addition, the students took part in various group sessions, touching on the consequences of arson, hoax calls and anti-social behaviour.
Student Firefighter Co-ordinator Jessica Patten said: "The student firefighter course has been a fantastic experience which has brought out the best in the students involved. Not only have they learnt new practical skills but they have also learnt life skills such as communication and teamwork. All students have really enjoyed their time with us on station and we are really proud of their achievements."