19 February 2010
Do you know a young person interested in the emergency services or in learning some useful new skills? Why not let them know about one of Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s emergency services course.
The free eight-week "Introduction to the Emergency Services" course is aimed at 13- to 19-year-olds and is run by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s community safety team in partnership with Thames Valley Police and St John Ambulance.
Currently there are two courses running – one on Monday evenings for young people from the Marlow, Stokenchurch and Lane End areas, and one on Tuesday evenings for those from the High Wycombe area. Both courses run between 6.30pm and 9pm and take place at Marlow Fire Station.
Jo Oliver, Community Safety Partnership Manager for Wycombe District, said: “Attendees will participate in many drills and activities relating to the emergency services such as parade, hose running, learning first aid skills, and much more.
“We have been running the course for a couple of years now and it is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn more about the emergency services and what they do, and to learn new skills.”
For more information or to book a place please contact Kendal Samuel, Assistant Youth Inclusion Officer, on 01494 898420.
There will be three more courses starting in March covering:
- Princes Risborough / Haddenham
- Chepping Wye Valley (Hazlemere, Loudwater, Little Marlow and Bourne End)
- Castlefield, High Wycombe
Early registration is advisable to help secure a place.