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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade 10th July

04/07/2012

A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Stafford Fire Station on Tuesday 10 July.

 

“It’s been great working with the students at the fire station and watching them develop over the time they have spent with us. “They have clearly enjoyed the course and have gained many important life skills.”

Student Firefighter Co-ordinator, Jessica Patten.

The group of year 10 students celebrating their success are from various schools in Stafford and have all gained a BTEC Certificate in ‘Fire and Rescue Services in the Community’ in partnership with Stafford College. They will carry out a demonstration to their family and teachers of the practical skills they have learnt during the course.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority member, Cllr Ray Barron will meet the students with Director of Response Julian Hilditch before they demonstrate the skills they have learnt.  Chair of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor Len Bloomer will present the certificates and a Trophy for the Star student at the event.

Richard Jones from Stafford College said: “The College places great value on its partnership work with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and being part of this fantastic programme for young people.”
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: “It’s been great working with the students at the fire station and watching them develop over the time they have spent with us.
“They have clearly enjoyed the course and have gained many important life skills.”

Photo Opportunity – A photo opportunity of the pupils in action will be available between 12.45pm and 1.30pm at Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside on Tuesday 10 July.