Young Firefighters is a youth initiative run by firefighters, with educational support from RBFRS’s Prevention department. Working as a team, Young Firefighters take part in practical and theoretical fire service activities, including hose drills, breathing apparatus procedures and fire safety awareness sessions. The scheme also teaches young people essential life skills such as self-discipline, confidence and leadership.
The courses are held at Crowthorne and Whitley Wood Fire Station on Wednesday’s and Newbury and Maidenhead on Thursday’s between 7pm and 9pm. Each programme is run for a full academic year during term time only.
The contact details for the Young Firefighters Lead Instructors in each station are