Fire Safety Project for People with Down Syndrome Goes Global
[Source: Special Ed Post]
A course which teaches fire safety skills and awareness to young people and adults with Down syndrome in Essex could be rolled out across the UK and beyond, after it won national recognition as a runner-up for partnership excellence in the Guardian’s public services awards.
Essex county fire and rescue service has produced a free Firebreaks training package for other fire services if they are interested in offering the five-day accredited course to young people in their own district. The Down Syndrome Association charity has brought the scheme to the attention of its global arm, Down Syndrome International, so that other fire services across the world can adopt the Essex model.
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