Young firefighter scheme launched by Minister.(News)

Fire Minister Angela Smith MP visited Northamptonshire this recently, both to unveil the government's national youth strategy and to officially launch Northamptonshire's Young Firefighter scheme.

Young people are at the heart of much of the work of Northamptonshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service so this visit was an opportunity for the Minister to see first-hand what is being achieved in this county through various schemes and initiatives, said a Norhamps fire spokesperson.

The highlight of the day's programme was a drill demonstration for the Minister by youngsters from the Duston and Daventry Young Firefighter schemes.

Speaking about the launch, Angela Smith MP said: "Fire services across the country are engaging with young people in a way they have never done before; teaching them about the consequences of their actions. …

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