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Salamander

Salamander

Salamander is a tailored development programme designed to promote empowerment in a positive environment whilst also encouraging team work and the supporting of others.

The primary aim of Salamander is to work with young people in Swindon and Wiltshire and provide them with experiences that will help them to learn new life skills and gain confidence. However, in recent years, we have expanded our remit and now work with a variety of organisations across the public, voluntary and private sectors to deliver courses to adults too.

Our key objectives are to:

Who is Salamander for?

We work with a number of partner organisations to ensure we are targeting those individuals who will benefit most from this unique experience.  In recent years we have worked with several organisations, including local Schools, Job Centre Plus, Young Carers, Swindon Borough Council and the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group.

What can I expect from a Salamander course?

The course can vary in length, depending on the requirements of the client. Courses can also include nationally recognised certificates in first aid, health & safety and food safety.

Below are examples of the activities available:

Where is Salamander held?

Salamander is held at designated fire stations and courses are run by fully trained, operational firefighters who work hard to share their knowledge and skills with the young people and provide positive role models for them. Our primary Salamander stations are Trowbridge, Chippenham, Salisbury and Swindon.

What are the benefits of the programme?

The benefits of Salamander differ depending on the client group. However, the primary aim is to provide an experience based on the core ethics of the Fire and Rescue Service, as this encourages self-confidence and improved teamwork.

The programme is designed to change each participant’s attitude and behaviour by challenging them to:

For more information on Salamander courses, please contact our Youth Intervention Coordinator’s:

Wiltshire – Nikki Vickery – [email protected] or call 07739899285

Swindon – Nicky Parker – [email protected] or call 07771 773725

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