Government minister praises groundbreaking new educational package.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Be Together, Staffordshire County Council Education Services and Staffordshire Partnership to design an interactive arson prevention package. The course is a combination of classroom activities with visits from firefighters the focal point of the lessons. Youngsters also have the chance to go behind the scenes at an operational fire station. Government Minister Phil Hope visited Uttoxeter recently to give his seal of approval to the county-wide arson intervention programme, which aims to cut hoax 999 calls and crackdown on youngsters who set fires. …

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