Youth fire schemes go nationwide.(News)(Fire Safety Minister Phil Hope launches new program)

The Thematic Review, The Fire and Rescue Service Working With Young People in the Community, was launched by new Fire Safety Minister Phil Hope last month, highlighting schemes aimed at educating young people in fire safety.

The report provides a directory of schemes by brigades up and down the country and provides the first national survey of youth work, containing many examples of good practice, innovative partnership working and funding opportunities.

As well as improving fire safety, the interventions the Fire and Rescue Service can make include work to address malicious and juvenile arson, the widespread efforts to reduce hoax calls and attacks on operational firefighters. …

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