Student firefighters from Stafford are going on camp next week thanks to funding from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.
The team of 11 teenagers are going to stay in the Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands from Wednesday to Friday. During their stay they will take part in a variety of outdoor team activities including; archery, orienteering, mountain biking and kayaking.
Student Firefighter Co-ordinator, Jess Patten said: "The teenagers visit the station every Saturday morning to train and so it’s going to be great for them to be able put the skills they have learnt into practice in a different, exciting environment.
"Part of the funding has come from the Local Community Fund and the other part is money the student firefighters have raised themselves by providing first aid response and marshalling at the monthly Stafford Riding Club Horse Show.
"They really deserve this trip and they’re all really excited about the different activities they’re going to be participating in."
Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor Len Bloomer will be visiting the teenagers at the camp on the Wednesday night. He said: "The Stafford Student Firefighter Saturday Club is a fantastic scheme that we’re delighted to support. We’re extremely proud of the teenagers; they are a credit to the community with the work they do on and off the station as part of the club."
The Stafford Student Firefighter Club is for 12 – 17 year olds and takes place on Saturday mornings from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Stafford Fire Station. To find out more information or to register your interest in the club contact Student Firefighter Co-ordinator, Jess Patten on 01785 898689.