College launches 999 Academy with Police and Fire Services
SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE have launched a 999 Academy scheme for young people aged 14-16 to be taught the necessary skills for an introductory role in the Police or Fire service.
Working in partnership with Torquay Fire Station and Torquay Police Station, some of the skills taught on the 10 week early evening course include teamwork, citizenship, communication and discipline. Special sessions include officer safety training, murder scene enquiries, custody visits and a station tour with the Police, and also fire prevention, fire safety, and the use of breathing apparatus and fire hoses with the Fire Service. Sessions will be taught at South Devon College, Torquay Police Station and Torquay Fire Station from 4.30pm – 6.30pm, course dates are from 18 April to 27 June 2013.
Ken Fraser, Programme Coordinator for Uniformed Public Service Courses, said: "Our 999 Academy will be an opportunity for 14-16 yr old boys and girls to discover much more about both the Police and the Fire and Rescue services. Through this close working relationship with the emergency services we can help provide these young people valuable skills and knowledge that could be beneficial, not only to their own safety and security, but also to their family and wider community. South Devon College 999 Academy in partnership with the emergency services aims to provide positive role models for the benefit of the local community."
Due to increased demand, South Devon College have advised those interested to apply early to secure a place. For any further information or assistance, contact Jamie Cree on 01803 540 328 or Karen Thomas on 01803 540 313.
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