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Immingham Project gets the thumbs up for raising aspirations

9 June 2014

An innovative project in North East Lincolnshire has been hailed a great success by Community Safety Advocates and youngsters following the completion of the six week programme in Immingham.

Immingham Project gets the thumbs up for raising aspirations

Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Immingham East station teamed up with other local agencies to offer the course. The aim of the course was to help raise aspirations, raise confidence levels and educate local youngsters in the dangers relating to fire. The project took place at Immingham and Peaks Lane fire stations every Wednesday evening for six weeks and gave the students the chance to work with firefighters and gain an insight into different aspects of their job.

The youngsters worked well in their teams, tried some fire drills such as hose running and casualty extraction with the crews, as well as using the new climbing wall at Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby.

In the final week of the project the students gave a presentation to family and friends showing their achievements over the previous six weeks.

Another course starts this week, but any agencies interested in discussing future tie-ups, can call Shona Tinch, Community Safety Advocate for Immingham on 01472 243700.