Fire service attract ethinc recruits
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is trying to increase its number of young Asian recruits.
A group of 15 to 18 year olds of Pakistani heritage are getting hands-on experience of being a fire-fighter at Banbury Fire Station.
It's part of a the Volunteering Awards Programme, and is designed to support young people into volunteering, as well as increasing their awareness of key community organisations.
Paul Bremble, Station Manager at Witney Fire Station told Heart, "At present only 1.9 per cent of our work force is from an ethnic minority background and we want to raise this number, to reflect the diversity of Oxfordshire's community. Being a fire fighter is a rewarding and varied job and we want to encourage young men and women from all ethnic backgrounds to consider a career in the fire and rescue service."