The Fire Service and The Trust

The Fire Service and The Prince's Trust have worked together since 1992 igniting potential in young people.

Since 1992, many Fire and Rescue Services have benefited from their work with The Prince’s Trust. Currently 18 services directly deliver nearly 20% of all the Team programmes in the UK. An even greater number support and work in partnership with The Trust on other programmes, such as xl, Enterprise, Get Started, Get Into and the Fairbridge programme.

Watch the below film to see how the partnership has benefited one of our young people:

Peter Holland CBE OStJ QFSM FIFireE
Chief Fire & Rescue Adviser

"These Fire and Rescue Services are seeing the real benefits to their own staff’s development, their communities and partnerships. Also a shared vision means better outcomes. Working together in the community is important and it enables the Fire & Rescue Service not only to meet their own targets but also contribute to other community agendas such as improving health, educational underachievement, worklessness, reducing crime and anti social behaviour.
Above all they are helping young people make their communities better places."



  • Her Majesty The Queen visited South Lynn Fire Station this week to meet some young people who have transformed their lives with help from The Prince's Trust.
  • Penny Mordaunt MP paid a visit to Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service’s Fleetwood Fire Station, where she met a group of young people from Team 31.
  • Student police officer breaks down barriers between the force and the local community by working on the Team programme.
  • 11 young people have completed the Team programme with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service in Grimsby
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Police Constable Mark Wilson, has a serving officer with Merseyside Police for the past eight years, to deliver Team. Mark shares his experience of launching the programme.
  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service will run a new Prince's Trust Team programme in Hyndburn & Rossendale
  • Jade Dixon, 20, completed the Team programme with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.
  • Nineteen-year-old Karlo from Watford is feeling much more confident about getting a job in the Armed Forces following The Prince's Trust Team programme with Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue
  • Budding fire-fighters complete a Prince’s Trust Get Started with the Fire and Rescue Service programme in Staffordshire.
  • Young people taking part in The Prince's Trust Team programme with the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service received front line fire and first aid experience from the Firefighters at Philips Park Fire Station.
  • When Hayley Dent applied to take part in The Prince’s Trust Team programme run by Dorset Fire & Rescue Service she was experiencing Bulimia Nervosa, anxiety disorder, had low self esteem and self confidence.
  • The UK Fire and Rescue Service has won a Big Society award for its ground-breaking work with young people to educate about fire prevention and tackle anti-social behaviour.
  • Representatives from Bridge House Job Centre in Grimsby recently attended an end-of-Team celebration, which was delivered by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Andy Jones of Stockton Heath Fire Station found out about The Prince’s Trust after an injury and volunteered to help the Team programme while he recovered.
  • David Wood recently completed The Prince’s Trust Team programme with Tyne & Wear FRS. This is David’s inspirational speech from the Team presentation.
  • Blue light services have joined forces to launch the first Prince's Trust Team programme in Cambridgeshire.
  • Danielle Fisher who took part in the Team programme with Lancashire FRS won the national HSBC Breakthrough Award that recognises the progress of young people in overcoming barriers and developing new skills
  • Karen Skelly is doing a social work placement with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, she talks here about her experiences working with young people on the Team programme.
  • Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service's new Cheshunt Team 1 developed their gardening skills during their Team Community project, revamping an outdoor space at a local retirement scheme.
  • The Fire Service Research and Training Trust has stepped forward with a grant to help fund the Fire & Rescue Service National Liaison Officer post for The Prince’s Trust until March 2017.

How a Fire and Rescue Service can get involved

There are many ways to get involved with The Prince's Trust:

  • Provide a base for Trust programmes
  • Offer fire safety, health and safety or risk assessment advice
  • Refer young people to The Trust
  • Offer work placements or station visits
  • Second staff to lead Prince's Trust programmes
  • Encourage staff to volunteer with The Trust
  • Become a Delivery Partner and deliver programmes on behalf of The Prince’s Trust
  • Assist with Trust community projects
  • Download the Fire Industry Scheme leaflet

To find out more contact us via the details on the right of the page.


Children & Young People Now Awards 2014We've been nominated! 

The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Prince's Trust Team Programme has been shortlisted for a Partnership Working Award in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2014. The results will be announced on Thursday 20th November.

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Are you ready to get involved?

The Prince's Trust is keen to forge even stronger links with the Fire Service.

For more information contact George Martin, Fire & Rescue Service National Liaison Officer, on 01282 456796. Or email:

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