Understanding fire safety doesn't always stop at childhood. Many, such as people who are new to our country, or adults with fire setting tendencies, may never have been provided with this help. Our adult education work is targeted towards individual need and, in the case of delivering the Prince's Trust team programme, often invovles our staff in activity designed to make our communities safer more generally.
What do we offer?
Princes Trust Team Programme
This 12-week full-time course is delivered by our staff on behalf of the Princes Trust. It is available to 16-25 year olds and is aimed at improving confidence, motivation and skills. Available for both unemployed and employed young people, it includes work experience, careers advice, qualifications, challenging projects, community action and an action-packed team building week-long residential. The programme is free and those that are unemployed should continue to receive benefits.
The Team Programme is based in Preston; Burnley; Blackburn; Pendle; Fleetwood; Blackpool; Deepdale; Morecambe and ACCROSS (Accrington and Rossendale College).
How do I apply?
The next course dates are outlined below, so if you're aged between 16 and 25 and looking for a new challenge or opportunity to develop new skills please get in contact with your local team via the details shown here.
ACCROSS - Accrington and Rossendale College - 01254 356 987
Blackburn - 01254 844 524 PTBlackburn@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
Fleetwood - 01253 879 013 PTFleetwood@lancsfirerescue.org.uk
For more information about the Team Programme you can download this leaflet or watch this film provided by the Prince's Trust.
Adult Fire Setters Intervention
This programme is a resource pack, designed by LFRS in partnership with criminal justice and health services to help them work with adults who have fire setting tendencies. The package is designed to increase the individual's awareness of the dangers and consequences of fire; as well as their knowledge of basic fire safety to reduce the harm fire can cause when it is used deliberately. It allows individual's circumstances to be considered and included in any treatment plans.
Consideration of the fire related activity they were involved with, including circumstances and consequences
The law relating to arson
Understanding the treatment and effects of burns injuries
The danger of smoke, flames and how fire behaves
The importance of smoke detection and escape plans
How do I book?
The pack is available for loan to lend to a lead agency for delivery. For more information you can download the resource briefing notes. A booking form which includes data collection to ensure there is no duplication, can also be downloaded here and then returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org