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Youngsters learn with firefighters
CHILDREN experienced first hand what it is like to be part of the fire service during a nine week course.
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service ran courses at Marlow, Great Missenden and Beaconsfield fire stations for children aged 13-19.
Each course runs for one evening a week for nine weeks and involves hose running, team building exercises, weapon awareness input and a young first aid course.
The course consists of input from the fire service, St. John's Ambulance, Thames Valley Police, the drugs and alcohol team and the weapon awareness team.
They are funded by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of the Local Priorities initiative through its Chepping Wye Valley Local Community Partnership.
The fire brigade has also developed a partnership with AMF Bowling in High Wycombe.
AMF supported the course by offering all successful candidates a free evening at the bowling alley to celebrate their success.
There will be an additional course running during August in the summer holidays at Marlow Fire Station. For further information 01296 744477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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