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Redditch Young Firefighters Association open evening

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Joining the Young Firefighters Association (YFA) presents a fantastic opportunity for young people. It gives them a chance to learn new skills, face new challenges and build self-confidence. Just as importantly, it gives them chance to stand out from the crowd in the future as they complete their CVs, job applications or personal statements for college or university.

Chris Verney from the Redditch branch of the Young Firefighters Association said: “Those attending the open evening will have chance to find out more about the training and the range of activities young people can get involved in with the YFA. There will also be existing young firefighters on hand at the event to share their experiences.”

He explained that the YFA is a disciplined, uniformed youth organisation open to both males and females aged between 13 and 17-years-old and that those joining will undergo a 13-week training programme before taking part in a passing out parade in front of their families and senior fire officers. Young firefighters can then start learning more complex fire drills and take part in community events alongside regular firefighters.

He added: “Redditch Young Firefighters meet each Thursday evening between 7pm – 9pm at Redditch Fire Station and although the focus is on training and learning new skills, it’s also a great opportunity to make new friends and have a lot of fun.”

The Open Evening will be held on Thursday 7th November between 7pm - 8.30pm at Redditch Fire Station in Birmingham Road, and anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to attend with their parents or guardians to find out more and complete an application form.

Please email cverney@hwfire.org.uk or call Chris Verney from Redditch Young Firefighters Association on 07771 841628 if you plan to attend.