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DSFRS constantly reviews and evaluates the activity we undertake and how we engage with our community.  We do this to ensure that our services are targeted at those most at risk in our community, as well as being efficient, effective and value for money.  As part of this process the Service has actively considered activities where we are receiving increasing requests, which includes:

  • Work experience student placements

  • Public Service Course student placements and provision of group activities

  • Supporting National Citizens Service student projects

Historically DSFRS has not allocated any funds to support these areas of work and a number of safeguarding concerns have been raised when undertaking these activities.  In order to address this situation, we would need to increase resources to develop and support how we deliver these activities and essentially redirect funding from other existing community safety activities.


As a result we are not currently supporting work experience activities as a Service.  However, if we are able to support with any of our education presentations which include:

  • Key Stage 1 and 2 which looks at smoke detection, escape planning etc. and

  • KS3 which covers the perils of arson and making hoax calls.

If you feel that this might be useful please contact a member of our Education Team via Education@dsfire.gov.uk  taking into consideration the specific needs of your age group.

We also have our Firesetter Intervention Programme where we can provide support to children under 19 who have displayed fire setting behaviours.

Updated 12 December 2019


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