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Learn life saving skills on Marlow course
EMERGENCY service crews of the future have the chance to learn useful life-saving skills at a course in Marlow.
The deadline for entries to Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's 'Blue Light' emergency service course has been extended for another week, allowing teenagers to take part in an educational and fun-packed scheme.
Community Safety Coordinator Kate Watson said: "This course has proved very successful on the previous occasions it has been run. We are pleased to be able to offer other groups of young people this opportunity.
"This is a unique course, where the team of young people will be expected to work as a team, like our crews do every day. As a result they will develop skills such as communication and teamwork, which will stand them in good stead for the future, whether they aspire to a career in an emergency service or within the private sector.
"The team will be able to have a go at some practical firefighting skills such as hose-running and radio procedures, and learn how to create knots and lines.
"They will see demonstrations that show how easily a fire can take hold in the home environment, and learn what safety precautions firefighters recommend to people both at home and in the workplace. They will also see how we go about investigating the causes of fires and what happens if arson is suspected.
"Our partners will be on hand throughout the week to talk about police procedures, drug and alcohol awareness, and to teach some really useful first aid skills."
The free course runs for five days between Monday August 13 and Friday August 17 at Marlow Fire Station and is open to youngsters aged 14-19 years old.
The closing date for applications is now 5pm on Friday August 10. Application forms can be downloaded from www.bucksfire.gov.uk/BucksFire/ and can be handed in at either Beaconsfield or Marlow fire stations.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, although priority will be given to those who live in the Chepping Wye Valley area.
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