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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Tamworth Teenagers Celebrate Their Success

01/08/2012

A group of young people will be awarded for successfully completing a Flames Aren’t Games themed Student Firefighter course at Tamworth Community Fire Station this Friday.

“It is during school holidays that we tend to see an increase in grass fires which is why we have decided to run the course this week to educate young people about the dangers of starting grass fires.”

Student Firefighter Co-ordinator, James Hettihewa-Young.

The course was funded by the Community Safety Partnership and the group of 12 to 15 year olds celebrating their success are from the Kerria Youth Centre in Tamworth.

Deputy Mayor of Tamworth, Councillor John Garner, will meet the students and present them with awards before they demonstrate the skills they have learnt to their family and representatives from the Staffordshire Young People’s Services and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The students have attended the five day course at Tamworth Community Fire Station where they have learnt about the consequences of starting fires and hoax messages as part of the Service’s Flames Aren’t Games campaign. The course has involved both theory and practical sessions.
Student Firefighter Co-ordinator, James Hettihewa-Young said: “It is during school holidays that we tend to see an increase in grass fires which is why we have decided to run the course this week to educate young people about the dangers of starting grass fires.”