The latest group of young students taking part in West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s FireBreak programme have graduated following a week of training.
The group have spent a week at Bognor Fire Station taking part in drills, including hose running, ladder climbs, and wearing breathing apparatus.
They have also learned a range of skills, including CPR and fire safety, and have gained a HeartStart qualification.
Seven young people took part in a Pass Out Parade on Monday (19 November), before being awarded their certificates.
Graham Harmour, Lead Instructor said: “It’s been a challenging week, but the students have learnt a number of valuable skills which they will be able to use as they develop and grow. I am proud of each one of them for finishing the course.”
Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities said: “Well done to another fantastic group of young people who have worked hard and should be proud of their achievements. They have learnt some valuable skills and I hope they take away with them some positive memories.”
The students who have graduated are:
• Brandon Rennie – St Philip Howard
• Callum Hickman – Chichester High School
• Jamie Banks – Ormiston Six Villages
• Kai Dwyer & Keeley Brown – Seadown School
• Ryan Chalk-Chambers – Cornfield School (Ryan also received an outstanding achievement award)
• Taylor Kennett – Felpham Community College
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council’s Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.