LIFE (Local Intervention Fire Education) – Positive impact Learning alongside the Brigade

LIFE (Local Intervention Fire Education) offers 14 to 17 year olds the opportunity to learn a range of skills while working alongside the Brigade.

The programme is an intensive four or five day course where young people learn the job of a firefighter.

Based in a local fire station, participants take part in a range of activities including casualty rescue techniques and using breathing apparatus equipment.

Launched in Tower Hamlets in 2002, as a response to antisocial behaviour against the local firefighters, the LIFE scheme now operates in all boroughs and has engaged with more than 12,000 young people.

Young people who complete a LIFE course leave feeling motivated with a new sense of direction and aspirations for the future.

In a survey of there participants, 100% of young people said they were “positively impacted” by the course.

Do you know or work with a young person who would benefit from the LIFE programme? Find out more about the course.

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