Fire Service work with young people received a boost with news that the Fire Service Youth Training Association has been awarded a lottery grant of 71,000 pounds by the National Lotteries Charities Board. The Association is the national organisation which supports cadet and youth training schemes in fire brigades.
All schemes are run by volunteers and provide young people with adventure
training, fire safety and firefighting and good citizen training.
The Association’s National Officer, Geoff Breeden said: “The youth clubs run by fire brigades aim to stretch youngsters. We have an advantage over many other youth organisations because we have a mountain of street cred. This allows us to put out positive messages which are believed.”