We run a variety of programmes to educate and inform children about the dangers of fire and help them with their personal development.
We want to embed fire safety messages at an early age so they can develop lifelong fire safe behaviour, while also empowering them as individuals and responsible citizens.
The brand of the fire service is a powerful draw for young people which puts us in a great position to try and influence behaviour and knowledge.
We offer unique experiences to engage in learning and development on community fire stations and all our programmes build on qualities firefighters have such as discipline, respect, teamwork and moral courage.
Our programmes offer a blend of classroom learning and drill-yard activity, which means they are engaging and practical courses that also promote the importance of skills like working as a team, communication, understanding and assessing risk, adhering to instructions and understanding consequences of actions.
It’s fun, it’s hard work, and at the end young people can achieve recognised qualifications that could lead to jobs with the Fire Service or other organisations.
Activities may include:
So how does the community benefit from GMFRS running these programmes?
What programmes do we run?
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European Social Fund
The European Social Fund (ESF) is the European Union’s main initiative for investing in jobs and skills. GMFRS has received funding from ESF to help in its aim to:
• improve employment opportunities in Greater Manchester and help raise standards of living
• help people to get better skills and better job prospects
• help equip the workforce with the skills needed by business in a competitive global economy