An undergraduate degree is being launched in London to help interested, driven students realise their ambition of becoming members of the fire and rescue service.
The Fire and Rescue BSc (Hons) covers everything required for a fire fighting career, from how to operate safely and successfully during incidents, to the principles of fire and accident prevention – something which is becoming increasingly important in the modern Service.
The programme is run by the University of Wolverhampton (London) and Artemis TDL who have been successfully delivering a similar Fire and Rescue course in the West Midlands for five years. It is supported by Babcock, which is providing venues for the learning sessions in the emergency services training centres in Harrow and Park Royal, where London Fire Brigade trains all its firefighters.
The course is run by experts possessing multiple years’ experience in fire and rescue service operational and management roles, and academics specialising in emergency service development.
Joint course leader, Mark Taylor, said, “We deliberately designed the degree to give students the best possible grounding in today’s fire and rescue service. Clearly, dealing with dangerous incidents and saving lives is still a massive part of the job, and therefore of the course. However, to be successful in their chosen career, candidates will also need to know about risk management, hazardous materials, crime scene investigation and much more.”
Potential students are invited to a University Open Day for the course at Harrow Fire Station, 500 Pinner Road, Harrow HA5 5RW on Saturday 21 March from 10am until 2pm where they can discuss the joining the course, which starts in October 2015 at Harrow.