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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade

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 17 July.

“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.”

Student Firefighter Co-ordinator Ben Shipley.

The group of year nine students celebrating their success are from various schools in Stafford and have all gained a BSC Entry Level Award in Workplace Hazard Awareness.

They will carry out a demonstration to their family and teachers of the practical skills they have learnt during the course.

Director of Response Rob Barber will be presenting the students with their certificates at the event.
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 Ben Shipley 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.”