Hampshire Fire recognised for helping youngsters

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HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised by David Cameron for its contribution in tackling anti-social behaviour.

The Prime Minister handed a Big Society award to all UK fire and rescue services for their ground-breaking work with young people to educate about fire prevention and anti-social behaviour.

The award from the Prime Minister recognised a range of initiatives across the country.

Louise Kovacs, youth education and training manager for HFRS, said: ‘We’re extremely proud and delighted to be part of this Big Society award.

‘We’ve been involved with children and young people’s education and engagement for decades. The award is in recognition of the hard work, dedication and the passion of our staff, who undertake this work in their communities.

‘I’d like to personally say a huge thank you to all our staff who have made this award possible.’

UK Fire Service’s education programmes enabled more than 10,000 young people to learn safety information.