Fire Skills Course in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire has run its first Fire Skills Course.

Ten young people aged 14 – 15 have completed the five-day course at Clarkston Community Fire Station.

They learned important life skills which included safety, discipline, respect, CPR, communication and teamwork.

The course was funded and supported by East Renfrewshire Council, delivered by the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde (ERRI) Community Action Team with support from Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Following its success – ERRI Area plan to run more courses.

Funding has already been secured from Inverclyde Council to run a pilot course early next year.

Education remains one of the most effective ways for firefighters and our partners to engage with communities and share vital safety guidance.

"This developmental course shared transferable skills with young people which can ultimately support them in future employment or further education. Congratulations to all the young people. They were a credit to their schools and families.”