The Fire Service Research and Training Trust has stepped forward with a grant to help fund the Fire and Rescue Service National Liaison Officer post for The Prince’s Trust until March 2017.

The Fire Service Research and Training Trust is a registered charity which was established in 1940 by HM Government following the Fire Brigades Act of 1938.

Within the objects of the Trust, the trustees aim to promote and assist:

  • Research into methods of extinguishing fires and of protecting life and property from fire
  • Training Fire Service personnel
  • Improvements of community fire safety
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of the UK fire services as a whole

Sir Graham Meldrum chair of the Trustees of the Fire Service Research and Training Trust said:

"The purpose of the Fire Service Research and Training Trust is to promote research, training and also to seek opportunities in fire prevention, protection or rescue techniques. Within these broad objectives I am particularly interested in encouraging applications for grants from both individuals, associations or fire services.

We have a long association with The Prince's Trust. which has consistently demonstrated initiatives consistent with our objectives, and I would like to encourage others to similarly benefit from The Trust.

The current Fire & Rescue Service National Liaison Officer is Station Manager George Martin OBE who is seconded to The Prince’s Trust from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Cheshire FRS Deputy Chief Officer Mark Cashin Chair of the Prince’s Trust Fire Service Association said:

"The Fire Service Research and Training Trust have been long standing supporters of The Prince's Trust. This support has enabled the development of thriving mentoring schemes between Fire & Rescue Services and the Prince's Trust and a potentially life-changing development pathway for young people through the Fire Industry Scheme.

"Furthermore, the FRSTT support has enabled the expansion of the Prince's Trust Team programme into many new services and helped with the take up of new programmes such as Get Started, Get Into and xl.

"FRSTT support has been instrumental in the success of these innovated developments in partnership with the Fire & Rescue Services and the Princes Trust.

To get in touch with the Fire Service Research and Training Trust contact the Secretary Mr John Lancaster via email at info @firetrust.info  

www.firetrust.info