PFCC proud of Firebreak’s success
Message from Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
“Just over two years ago, I was honoured to become the first police, fire and crime commissioner in the country. I took on the governance of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service alongside my existing responsibilities for Essex Police after a local business case had shown significant benefits for joint governance. Since then there have been many highlights and every day I hear amazing stories of what a great job the people of Essex County Fire and Rescue do. One scheme that really makes me proud is Firebreak. Since it has been running in the county, hundreds of young people from a range of different backgrounds have improved their lives and increased their confidence. The outcomes really do sit right at the heart of two of the priorities in our Fire and Rescue Plan – prevention, protection and response and helping the vulnerable to stay safe.
“This summer we went along to see one of the Firebreak schemes in action. It was a special one as it ran in conjunction with the Extra 21 Downs Syndrome support charity and paid for by the Worshipful Company of Firefighters. It was also the 75th Firebreak course run by instructor Terry Williams. What a fantastic achievement.
“This short film will tell you more.”