Five firefighting youngsters have been presented with the certificates for completing basic firefighting training.
Christopher Sarah, Rhys Cronin, Samuel Logan, Hywel Pedrick and Haydn Williams, who are members of the Young Firefighters’ Association, were awarded their Intermediate BTEC Basic Fire Fighting certificates at an awards ceremony held at Penallta House, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s headquarters.
County borough Mayor John Evans, who presented the certificates, said: “I was delighted to invite the boys along to receive their awards, which are much deserved. They are the fire fighters of tomorrow who will in future years help to keep our communities safe, and they should feel extremely proud of their achievements.”
The Young Firefighters Association is a uniformed youth organisation operated by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
The aim of the scheme is to engage with young people aged between 13 and 17, and provide them with a means of interacting with the fire and rescue service and learn about its importance and partnership with the community.