Firefighter in a class of his own.

A new link-up between a school in Speke and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is helping to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Firefighter Steve Atkinson has been visiting Parklands School forging new links with pupils and raising awareness of the dangers of fire. He has organised various activities for the students, including a display by the arson investigation dog and handler, Floyd and Dean Bolton, a demonstration of the work done by the Fire Service at a road traffic accident and how to use fire kit and breathing apparatus.

Headteacher Alan Smithies, commented: "He engages the students and has developed excellent relationships with them. …

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