A group of teenagers👬 from Gateshead have completed a four-day 'Phoenix' course run by Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue🚒 and Gateshead Council.
The course, for those aged between 12 and 17 aims to change attitudes and🤔behaviour, instill confidence👨🚒 and self-esteem, encourage self-discipline and develop team working and social skills. 💪
Assistant Chief Officer Alan Robson, said: "As well as educating young people about the dangers of fire, fire setting and hoax calls, the activities have a range of other benefits.
"They can help build self-confidence, general safety awareness and social responsibility, all of which help the community to be safe."