Our work with children and young people
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service work with children and young people to raise awareness and increase their understanding of subjects such as; the dangers of fire, arson, water and road safety. Our programmes inform them of the risks to themselves and their community caused by antisocial and careless behaviour. We explore the risk to Service staff through false or malicious calls. We provide opportunities for children and young people to work with our staff to help them to develop and become more able, safer and responsible citizens.
What do we do?
We deliver a ‘BTEC Level 2 Award and Certificate in the Fire and Rescue Service in the Community’ programme to young people aged 14-19. The programme is unit based and covers a diverse range of knowledge appropriate to a modern Fire and Rescue Service, incorporating different subject areas. The BTEC programmes add measurable value to the Service, Local Education Authorities and partner performance strategies through a range of innovative and flexible programme of activites.
The course is split between the fire station training ground and classroom. Much of the work is practical where the students are taught firefighting skills and activities to develop soft skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and communication. There is also the element which focuses on the risks of arson and the role of the fire service within the community. The programme also incorporates a St Johns First Aid qualification.
The BTEC programmes range from a 12 week Award to a 1 year Certificate. It is incorporated into the schools academic curriculum and delivered from local fire stations.
Other programmes include:
- Prince's Trust
- Enrichment and Bespoke Programmes
- Fire, Water and Road Safety
- Team Building
- Health and Wellbeing Activities
What difference are we making?
Our programmes enable children and young people to grow in confidence, develop team skills and increase self awareness. It improves community cohesion by bringing together young people from different backgrounds and develops their understanding and appreciation for the communities in which they live.