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Teenage 'firefighters' help launch leaflet blitz against attacks on fire crews.(News)

A group of teenage 'firefighters' helped launch a leaflet blitz against attacks on fire crews in Manchester.

The ASBO-style warning leaflets are designed to send out a clear message that attacks on fire crews are completely unacceptable.

The five young 'firefighters' from Gorton were among a nine-strong group of teenagers who recently spent five days on Greater Manchester Fire Service's Firefly project at Oldham Fire Station where they drilled alongside professional firefighters, wore full uniforms, learnt first-aid and joined in discussions on the consequences of hoax fire calls, nuisance fires and attacks on fire crews.

The junior firefighters were recruited to launch the leafleting campaign targeted on north Gorton and Harpurhey, which are hotspots for attacks on fire crews. …

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