Prince's Trust team try fire-fighting!

Young people in Llanelli have had a go at becoming firefighters for the day.
Members of The Prince’s Trust got kitted out, used a hose and went up and down ladders at Llanelli Fire Station as part of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Firefighter for a Day’ initiative.
As well as learning all about the work of a firefighter, the youngsters were also given vital fire safety and road safety advice.
Members of Team 131 were treated to a guided tour of the station, looking at the equipment on the engine and other appliances.
They then put on fire kit, taking part in hose running and ladders, and shown how to fight a fire.
Other activities included searching techniques where the youngsters were given blanked off goggles to wear while looking for a dummy.
The youngsters were also given a chip pan fire demonstration while getting fire safety tips.
Prince’s Trust team leader Layla Lucas said: “The young people thoroughly enjoyed the day at Llanelli Fire Station. It was a unique insight to the working of the fire service, and the team left with a new appreciation for what a firefighter actually does. The highlight of their day was being able to use the hoses.”
The young people are on a 12 week personal development programme with the Prince's Trust where they gain and develop skills such as communication, teamwork, tolerance and problem solving
Steve Winstone from the fire and rescue service’s Carmarthenshire community safety team said: “It’s a packed day for the youngsters but they tell us they get a lot out of it and really enjoy themselves.
“We are working hard to engage with young people and initiatives like this are proving to be highly beneficial, both for the youngsters involved and also the fire and rescue service by highlighting the dangers to life and property that fire can bring as well as the dangers on the road.”
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is part of Carmarthenshire’s Community Safety Partnership which aims to make Carmarthenshire a safer place to live, work and visit.

Prince's Trust Team 131 members James Lilburn, Allison Reeves, Kirstie Quimby and Alun Elias.
Picture: Jeff Connell.

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Anonymous said…
Very thoughtfull post on Personal Development . It should be very much helpfull.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking

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