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Sherburn Youths complete Firenet course

2nd July 2009

On Wednesday 1st July 2009, 12 young students from the Sherburn in Elmet area attended Tadcaster Fire Station to receive their certificates for successfully completing a ten week “FireNet” course.
The FireNet course was the second of two pilot courses run by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel at Tadcaster, funded by money provided through Sherburn Pride.

The course takes young students between the age of 11 and 16 and teaches them a range of core firefighting skills within a disciplined fire and rescue service environment. In addition, the course focuses on the students’ communications skills and ability to work as a team to achieve tasks in a safe and controlled manner.
Firefighter Sharon Lumb, who led the course commented on how she had seen the students improve throughout the course, how hard they had all worked and how she had seen some of the students self confidence significantly increase.

Station Manager Cecil Pugh said, “I am absolutely delighted to see what the students have been able to achieve over the last ten weeks. They have all worked very hard and shown great enthusiasm to learn new skills and I only hope they can go forward from this to achieve in the future.””I would like to think that some of them would consider applying to join the Fire and Rescue Service when they are old enough.”
The success of the two pilot courses has resulted in an application for funding to be able to roll out the courses across the Selby District.

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