East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service has teamed up with Sussex Police and the Sussex Probation Service to deliver a course specifically aimed at offenders.
The idea behind the course is to guide offenders, who have been previously convicted of a variety of crimes, into a new direction.
The two-day course has been organised by ESFRS and its partners and is being run at Eastbourne’s Community Fire Station on the 4th and 5th June. The course entitled “Cut It Out” will be attended by a group of offenders who have previously been convicted of a variety of crimes.
The aim of the course is to get the participants to confront their offending and to take greater responsibility for their actions.
Arson & Incident Reduction Manager, Dan Channon, said: “Included within the course will be the opportunity to participate in simulated fire and rescue exercises, aimed at developing self-discipline and team work, as well as having talks on the effects of crime from people that have been personally affected by it.”
Martin Sapwell the manager of East Sussex Division Integrated Offender Management Team said: "This is another example of partnerships working together and introducing local initiatives aimed at tackling re-offending".