Wolverhampton 180People who are interested in pursuing a career in the fire and rescue service have been invited to an open day at Harrow Fire Station on 9 May.

The University of Wolverhampton's BSc (Hons) Fire and Rescue degree has expanded London to meet demand, and the course covers everything required for a firefighting career. Prospective students can discuss joining the course which starts at Harrow in October 2015.

The programme is being delivered in London by University of Wolverhampton and Artemis TDL who have been successfully delivering the Fire and Rescue course in the West Midlands for five years. It is also supported by Babcock, who provide venues for the learning sessions in the Emergency Services Training Centres in Harrow and Park Royal, where London Fire Brigade trains all its firefighters.

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Fire and Rescue BSc (Hons) course modules include:
Year one - Introduction to the modern fire and rescue service; fire risk management; fire engineering science; combustion chemistry; introduction to fire leadership control and command.
Year two – Emergency planning; operational fire leadership and command; crime scene investigation; design principles; specialist fire and rescue service; hazardous materials.
Year three – work-based project; strategic fire leadership and command; fire services law; water resources and supply; emergency and critical care skills; inter-agency partnership working

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.

“We believe being a firefighter is one of the best and most exciting jobs in the world. Watching our students – who come from all backgrounds and communities – going on to forge successful careers in this field is as satisfying as anything I’ve achieved in my professional life.”

The Open Day will take place on Saturday, 9 May 2015 at Harrow Fire Station, 500 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA5 5RW, from 10am until 2pm.

For more information, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/FireandRescue or email: Mark.Taylor2@wlv.ac.uk or A.J.Prosser@wlv.ac.uk