Targeted intervention days are a combination of the intervention education sessions relating to the issues young people face and practical firefighting activities. They are a high-intensity experience day for the most vulnerable young people who are most at risk of becoming disengaged with education and society. The day will challenge young people’s perceptions and ask them to take responsibility for their action on specific risks or local issues.
These sessions can be adapted to suit any group and be used to tackle specific issues. The one day sessions can accommodate up to 20 young people and be completed between 10 am and 3 pm or between 4 pm and 9 pm. The later sessions can also act as a diversionary activity around peak times for blue light calls to prevent high levels of antisocial behaviour (ASB).
Targeted intervention days aim to reduce the number of specific issues a local area experiences through an engaging and challenging activity for the young people involved. During the day, young people will be given the chance to work together to solve problems, be given confidence to try something new, and build a relationship with their local fire station.
The five hour sessions can cover one of the following themes:
An experience-orientated session looking at the dangers of fire setting and ASB.
An interactive day focusing on the issues surrounding open water. It investigates what consequences could be of misusing open water and looks at plans to keep safe
ACTION STRIKE BACK
A challenging and provoking session for those involved with ASB, focusing on what else these young people can do for the world around them.
Challenging young people to consider the effects of ASB and playing with fireworks and during the bonfire night period, or at other times of the year if an issue arises.
FAST, FURIOUS & FATAL
A session to look at road safety and the consequences of reckless driving, practically investigating what the aftermath of a crash is.