A scheme to support our young firefighters

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A leading safety manufacturer has announced the support of an exciting initiative with Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s Young Firefighters’ Association.

Sponsorship money provided by Blyth-based Draeger Safety UK, is being used to help support the scheme which is open to 13 to 17-year-olds, giving them the opportunity to work towards a Level 2 BTEC qualification in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community.

As part of the initiative, a group of more than 80 dedicated young people have taken part in a team-building camp, over a well-deserved weekend away at Whithaugh Park in the Scottish Borders, designed to bring together members from across the 10 different branches in Northumberland for team-building activities, outdoor pursuits and games.

The Young Firefighters’ scheme is open to all young people in Northumberland, where they participate in a number of different activities.

To find out more, visit www.northumberland.gov.uk