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Youngsters in a blaze of glory!
10:48am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
YOUNG firefighters were rewarded for their achievements at a ceremony at Corringham fire station.
Youngsters from Ormiston Park, Ockendon Academy, Harris Academy, William Edwards and Hassenbrook schools took part in the Essex Fire Authority’s five-day Firebreak course.
The 12 students learnt skills including first aid and fire safety, as well as undertaking a version of firefighter training.
They were rewarded with an AQA, the equivalent of a GCSE pass, at the end of the week and took part in a pass-out ceremony to celebrate.
The £4,000 scheme, funded by Lakeside shopping centre, promotes leadership, teamwork and motivation.
Stuart McMillan, divisional officer for community safety, said: “It’s all about using the fire service values and ethos of working as a team to achieve common goals.
“The first course was in 2005 and since then we have helped thousands of youngsters.”