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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Young Wardens Learn about Fire

Firefighters will be sharing their professional experiences with members of a Junior Wardens scheme in South Staffordshire.

A group of 20 youngsters, aged five to 11, will be at Codsall Fire Station on Saturday to learn about the dangers of fire.

A specially arranged programme of events includes fire drills and team building exercises. This will be followed by a presentation on fire safety in the home and a chance for the children to ask questions about life as a firefighter.

"We are very excited about being involved in the Junior Wardens Scheme. Their willingness to learn and commitment to the community should be an inspiration to us all."

Katherine Haigh, Risk Reduction Officer

The Junior Wardens scheme is run by Lisa Brett, Community Safety Manager at Bromford Group, Becky Raven-Smith, Neighbourhood Involvement Officer at South Staffordshire Housing Association and PCSO Ashley Tooth of Staffordshire Police.

"The aim of the Junior Wardens Scheme is to make young people in the Perton area feel a part of the community they live in and show them they can make a difference," she said.

 "It will create stronger links with young people to give them a sense of pride in their community and make them more aware of public services in their area and how they can play a part."

Lisa added: "The Junior Warden scheme promotes community cohesion and preventative approaches to environmental crime and anti social behaviour. We aim to create a culture of respect in the community, tackle unacceptable behaviour and improve the quality of life for residents.  This scheme will benefit everyone within the community through investing in young people."