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Local young people complete ‘LIFE’ course

30th September 2016

Local young people successfully completed a North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service ‘LIFE’ (Local Intervention Fire Education) course this week, which gave them the chance to learn fire fighting, first aid and social skills.LIFE Course students and instructors

The course, which took place at Kirkbymoorside fire station, aimed to address the consequences of anti-social behaviour, raise self-esteem and improve communication skills and teamwork. As part of it the students were taught practical skills and took part in classroom sessions.

Today, at the end of the course all of the young people took part in a Passing Out ceremony, where they got the chance to showcase the skills they had learned by taking part in an exercise in front of their invited guests (family and friends).

County Councillor Val Arnold said: “It was very rewarding to see the students grow in confidence during the course, and to watch them complete these tasks in front of some very proud family members.”

The young people on the course, whose ages ranged from 13 to 17, were referred from local schools and the course was funded by the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.


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