Firebreak Course For Young Teenagers

29th October to 1st November | Maldon

A chance for our young teenagers this time to take part in another Firebreak Course run in conjunction with Essex County Fire and Rescue services at Maldon Fire station.

During the half term holidays a group of over 13 – 18’s will embark on a Firebreak Course run by the Essex Fire and Rescue Service. The course this year is being held at Maldon fire station over four days. Activities in previous courses have included taking orders on parade, climbing unaided up ladders to “rescue” someone, administering basic first aid, as well as using hoses and a host of other skills.

The first Firebreak Course, the first of its kind anywhere in the country, was recognised at the national ‘Fire Service Equality and Diversity Awards’ 2010, which were presented by Sir Ken Knight, the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, at a reception in London. The Essex project was named runner up in the Service Delivery – Team Award Category. The judges agreed that the course was highly effective in building the self esteem and confidence of the young people involved. This was an emotionally challenging project which had huge benefits to all participants.

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