Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Prince’s Trust Team Handover

Posted on - 27th February, 2014 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, What's On in Preston

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For anyone interested in the work of the Prince’s Trust in Preston on Friday there is an opportunity to attend a presentation by Prince’s Trust Preston Team 55.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service invites everyone to a Community Project Handover, taking place on Friday 28 February at Preston Fire Station on Blackpool Rd.

Members of the Prince’s Trust Team 55 carried out work helping them build up skills like time management, decision making, organisation and team-working, allowing them to contribute to the local community.

The hour long event will feature a short presentation. Refreshments will be available after.

Whilst continuing to carry out its function of firefighting and rescue, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service is striving to prevent and lessen the impact of fires upon the people of Lancashire. One of the ways through which this can be achieved is through education and developing a closer partnership with local communities. This brings the Service into contact with young people disadvantaged by unemployment, social deprivation, inequality and ‘fading hope’.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme aims to develop young people by modifying behaviour and changing attitudes. This is achieved through working directly with young people, developing them for further education, progression into the workplace or creating opportunities for those already in employment. This process creates ‘friends’ of the fire service who become socially aware, and respect the dominant social beliefs and values, and can assist with the Fire Service’s aim of reducing the incidence of arson and accidental ignition. This, in turn, reduces casualties and death by fire thus corresponding with the Service’s primary objective of making Lancashire a safer community.

The programme is available for both unemployed and employed young people and includes work experience, careers advice and job opportunities, new qualifications, challenging projects, an action-packed team building week away, the chance to make a difference to the community and much more.

Over 50,000 people have taken part since the programme was launched in 1990. This year nearly 1,500 will benefit in the North West.

The Prince’s Trust Preston Team 56 intake starts on 19 May 2014.

To register your interest in the event go to the Eventbrite site

For more information on the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – The Prince’s Trust contact: –
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – The Prince’s Trust Headquarters
Central Area Headquarters
Tel: 01772 866898

Friday, 28 February 2014 from 10:45 to 12:00

Preston Fire Station
Blackpool Road

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