Firefighters heading to Africa

Ronan Bruce and Steve Hanson who are to teach life-saving skills in Africa
Ronan Bruce and Steve Hanson who are to teach life-saving skills in Africa
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Two firefighters from Birkenshaw are hoping to travel to Uganda to teach life-saving fire safety skills.

Ronan Bruce and Steve Hanson, from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s breathing apparatus training department, are seeking £3,000 sponsorship for their trip to the Mityana region in June.

They plan to provide basic fire safety training and fire safety education to more than 30 schools and train the police in basic firefighting and road safety skills, as there is no fire service in the region.

The money will pay for flights, vehicle hire, accommodation and resources, while Ronan and Steve will be meeting the cost of insurance, injections, clothing, medical items and daily subsistence, as well as using their own leave.To donate visit www.mityanacf.org and www.firefighterscharity.co.uk.