Playground in Pitsmoor wins funding from fire service

Coun Terry Fox, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, Patrick Meleady, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Yanina Koszalinski,(Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Steve Vinson, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Coun Terry Fox, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, Patrick Meleady, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Yanina Koszalinski,(Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Steve Vinson, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
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Youngsters in Burngreave will have a better understanding of fire safety thanks to a fire service funded initiative.

The Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Community Safety Project has been awarded funding for a series of interactive fire safety days, aimed at teaching disadvantaged children and their families about the impact of road traffic collisions and fires.

The project won £30,000 from the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority’s funding scheme, the Stronger Safer Communities Reserve, which is being used to provide a community engagement co-ordinator and an apprentice to run the play sessions for the next two years.

Steve Vinson, arson reduction officer at the fire service, said: “This new and exciting project will improve the basic understanding of fire and road safety for young people and their families in the hard to reach diverse communities within the Burngreave area.”

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Project organiser, Patrick Meleady said: “We are really pleased that our project has won this funding. The project will work in partnership with local schools, children’s centres and youth projects, bringing safety awareness to the local community.”