Scheme to hit hoax calls.(News)

A scheme has been launched in West Berkshire aimed at raising awareness and educating young people about the dangers of hoax calls and deliberate firesetting.

Hoax Impact is a community partnership initiative between The Vodafone UK Foundation, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Berkshire Education Business Partnership, Thames Valley Partnership and West Berkshire Council. The project aims to address the issue of hoax fire calls by developing an A-level assignment-linked campaign to show the effects and results of hoaxing and setting deliberate fires have on the emergency services.

It will work initially in three west Berkshire secondary schools and their feeder primary schools, totaling 10 in all. …

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