Why does the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service get involved with youth schemes?
Our aims are:
- to prevent children and young people being harmed or killed in accidental fires, or causing fires through ignorance or carelessness
- to prevent children and young people becoming involved in fire crime and associated anti-social behaviour
Below is a list of some of the agencies we work with and the initiatives we support, with a brief description of the work that we do with them:
Child Accident Prevention Jersey (CAPJ)
We are active members of both the strategic and operational teams for CAPJ.
We provide support to the 'Helmet Matters' campaigns which encourage the wearing of cycle helmets and we run a fire safety stage during Safety in Action week, which almost every year 5 student attends in order to learn essential life safety skills.
Child Accident Prevention Jersey website
Prison! Me! No Way!! (PMNW)
We deliver two areas of fire safety education in conjunction with PMNW:
- 'Your Choice' days - all year 6 students receive a session about fire safety
- Crime awareness days - all year 8 students receive input about hoax calls and arson awareness
Prison! Me! No Way!! website
Jersey Youth Service
We work with the Youth Service to deliver a number of programmes including:
- the Prince's Trust - we deliver two sessions within the Prince's Trust 12-week team programme based around team-working and communication skills
- 'Included' programme - we deliver a team-working and fire safety awareness session within this six month programme for young people with special needs
- on 2 Wheels - we deliver four sessions to year 10 / 11 students, aimed at raising their awareness of road safety and specifically motorcycle road safety
- street-based work - Fire and Rescue Service officers accompany youth workers on Friday night walks through town to engage children and young people on various fire safety subjects