Students assist Fire and Rescue Service

Bradford College Public Services students pictured with officials from West Yorkshire Fire Service

Students from Bradford College got a taste of life in the fire service during a visit to the local fire HQ.

Six students, who are studying for a qualification in public services, spent time at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue offices in Birkenshaw and helped out at an event for the Asian Fire Service Association.

The students delivered a presentation on the importance of citizenship to an audience of more than 100 people, including senior officers not only from the fire service but from the police and other organisations as well.

As well as the presentation the students also offered support on the development day by meeting and greeting visitors, signing guests in and directing them to workshops.

Jennifer Hirst, a progress coach at Bradford College, said: "This is the second year our learners have helped at this event which provides a fantastic insight into the fire service.

"The students had the opportunity to network and speak to people who they one day hope to be working alongside."

Bradford College runs Public Services courses from BTEC level through to a BA (Hons) degree that are designed for people interested in a career in any of the uniformed services including the fire, ambulance, police, prison, custom and excise or armed forces.

Places are still available on courses starting this September. For more details see the college website or attend the open day on Saturday July 1.

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