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Phoenix

At Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service we have a strategy for young people designed to reduce fire risk and fire crime through education by building on the core values of the Service and in doing so improve the life opportunities for young people developing lifelong skills. The Phoenix course is part of our youth intervention strategy providing an opportunity for young people to work with the Fire Service and take part in a variety of challenges that help to build self-esteem, develop leadership, improve communication skills and increase their motivation as a stepping stone to future success.

Phoenix courses provide a unique opportunity for young people, particularly those "at risk"  to work with the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) and take part in a variety of physical and mental challenges that improve life opportunities for young people through developing life-long skills. Phoenix helps build self-esteem, confidence and develops leadership and team working skills. The course helps improve communication skills and increase motivation as a stepping stone to future success. It recognizes and rewards achievement, broadens experience develops employability and communication skills. The course makes young people aware of the risks and possible consequences of anti- social behavior and encourages more responsible behavior.

Phoenix has an excellent track record of developing confidence, communication skills and team working among young people in a disciplined environment and in a very short period of time. It has proved to be very effective in challenging certain behaviours, educating about risk in a way that leads to changes in behaviour e.g. a reduction in anti-social behaviour, better attendance at school and increased performance in school all factors making exclusion from school less likely. Phoenix will lead to a reduction in this behaviour / damage caused. Phoenix is effective in a very short period of time and provides very good value for money, particularly in relation to cost savings from less damaging activities.

If you would like any further information on Phoenix, please contact Crew Manger Josh Caunter jcaunter@dsfire.gov.uk

 

 

 


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