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Farrans Donate Picnic Benches to Welsh Fire Cadets Programme

18th July 2018

Whilst it certainly isn't the case of 'life's a picnic' for our dedicated Fire Service personnel across the UK, Farrans was delighted to make things a little easier for the team based at Pontarddulais Fire Service in Wales by donating 2 picnic benches to support their national Fire Cadets programme.

The programme is aimed at young adults aged between 13 and 18 who want to become involved in the life-saving service and gain a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community.

The local Fire Cadets team in Pontarddulais take part in local charity events whilst also learning the fundamentals of the job - including how to use fire hoses and pumps, administer First Aid and deal with emergency situations.

Farrans is currently working on Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm, which is located close to Pontarddulais Fire Service.

Contracts Manager, David Thompson, said “the team at Mynydd y Gwair are liaising closely with the emergency services, particularly the Fire and Rescue services and it is great to be able to assist the local community in any small way”.

“The work that the Fire Cadets Programme is carrying out is hugely positive. It is enabling young people to develop critical skills and to understand the importance of safety – something that we at Farrans passionately advocate.”

A presentation took place on Monday evening with representatives from Farrans, the Pontarddulais Fire Service and the Fire Cadets in attendance.