100th LIFE.(News)

London Fire Brigade celebrated the 100th Local Intervention Fire Education (LIFE) programme recently with the largest firefighting demonstration ever given by the 99th and 100th teams to complete the course.

LIFE is one of the most successful youth engagement programmes to have been run by London Fire Brigade. The intensive five day course in which young people learn firefighting skills alongside real London firefighters has grown from a single borough initiative to a nationally acclaimed scheme.

Over 1,000 young people aged between 13 and 19 have now completed LIFE in London. The programme began in the borough of Tower Hamlets in 2002, primarily as a way of improving community relations and reducing anti social behaviour directed at firefighters carrying out their duties. …

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