The Pheonix Project

Ladder drillThe Phoenix Project is a partnership between the Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service and the Early Intervention Services.

The project provides an opportunity for young people to obtain an insight into the work of the Fire and Rescue Service through an intensive week of educational sessions in Fire Prevention and Road Safety, combined with practical hose and ladder training drills similar to those undertaken by firefighters.

At the completion of each course the students take part in a pass out drill, where they have the opportunity to demonstrate the practical skills they have acquired to invited parents and guardians and is followed by the presentation of a certificate of attendance.

Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service and Early Intervention Services work together with school children who are in need of additional support to discourage them from engaging in anti-social behaviour. The scheme is currently run on a monthly basis and is delivered at Fire Stations. Each course runs for five days and caters for around ten 11-14 year olds.