Young people get second chance in life on fire safety course.(News)

Ex-youth offenders put through their paces in physical fire training

Young people are being given a second chance to become more responsible members of the community thanks to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS).

ESFRS runs LIFE courses where young people attend an intensive five-day firefighting course at a local fire station. Attendees can include young people from the age of 12 to 16 who have previously offended, are at risk from offending, have been excluded from school or have been a victim of a crime themselves.

The most recent LIFE course took place at Hove Fire Station on Monday July 17,--the first course to be run for the young people of Brighton and Hove. …

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