Wigan Council seal The Deal for their young people

Wigan Council seal The Deal for their young people


SCHOOL children across Wigan are set to learn vital fire safety advice at our state-of-the-art Training Centre in Bury.

Funding for the visit has been secured from Wigan Councils’ The Deal for Communities team to encourage vital fire safety advice amongst our young people in Greater Manchester.

The centre, which opened in 2017, hosts school visits for a range of ages educating pupils across the city-region on the role of the fire service, important fire safety advice and what simple steps can be taken to reduce the risk of fire in their homes.

Bury Training and Safety Centre Manager, Julie Dickinson: “Firstly a big thank you goes to Community Instructor Rebecca Sutherland for going the extra mile to ensure that those schools who have limited funding can still attend the site and learn.

“Educating our young people is crucial. Teaching school children how to keep themselves safe and the importance of knowing the potential dangers is a massive part of our prevention work.

“I’m really pleased to see that funding has been secured to support even more school visits to the centre.”

Atherleigh's Labour councillors secured the funding to pay for the transport to and from the centre.

 Image of safety centre staff with local councillors.

 Rebecca and council members from wigan council