Fire scheme scoops top European award
20 Nov 2019
The European Fire Safety Award 2019 for the best community fire safety project was handed over to the ‘Firefighters Plus’ project at a ceremony at the European Parliament.
The award was presented to Kim Lintrip, Chief Fire Officer of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark), who received it on behalf of the ‘Firefighters Plus’ partnership, which includes Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.
Firefighters are ranked as one of the most trustworthy professions across all global regions - therefore, firefighters have the potential to do more for their communities than firefighting.
The promoters of the Firefighters Plus project decided to develop the first online platform www.firefightersplus.eu
to help firefighters use their position as role models to promote fire safety among the most vulnerable groups in society.
After two years of hard work, the online platform was published in September this year. In just two months, the results are well above the initial expectations, with almost 14,000 visits to the website.
The Firefighters Plus project is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service (UK), Provincial Headquarters of State Fire Service in Poznan (Poland), the Institute for Safety and the Netherlands Fire Service (The Netherlands), Alcala de Guadaira Fire & Rescue Service (Spain), Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center (Romania) and WIOSNA Association (Poland). The Firefighters Plus project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Find out more at www.firefightersplus.eu
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