Monday, 27 May 2019

Fourth project transnational meeting in Hillerød (Denmark)

From 22nd to 24th May, the seven partner organisations of the Firefighters Plus project met in Hillerød (Denmark) for the fourth transnational meeting of the project. 


The first day of the meeting was dedicated to evaluating the feedback from the firefighters who participated in the testing of the online platform and the activities to promote social inclusion that those firefighters implemented during the testing. The second day of the meeting was dedicated to defining the improvements to be implemented on the online platform based on the results from the testing. And the third day the partners planned the dissemination events that will take place in September in Denmark, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Netherlands and Romania to present the final version of the online platform. 



The online platform will be accessible for free in six languages (English, Danish, Spanish, Polish, Dutch and Romanian) at www.firefightersplus.eu from September 2019. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Third project transnational meeting in Poznań

From 9th to 13th October, the seven partner organisations of the Firefighters Plus project met in Poznań (Poland) for their third transnational meeting. The first part of the meeting was dedicated to reviewing the feedback from the firefighters who participated in the testing of the online training course. This was followed by the presentation of the activities to promote social inclusion that those firefighters implemented during the testing. Finally, using all the information collected during the testing of the online training course, the delegates agreed on the improvements to be implemented during the next months.



The next project transnational meeting will take place, next spring, in Hillerød (Denmark) during which the delegates from the partner organisations will prepare for the the final publication of the online training course.



The Firefighters Plus project is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service (UK), Provincial Headquarters of State Fire Service in Poznan (Poland), Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid (The Netherlands), Alcala de Guadaira Fire & Rescue Service (Spain), Centrul de Resurse pentru Diversitate Etnoculturală (Romania) and Stowarzyszenie WIOSNA (Poland). The Firefighters Plus project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Second project transnational meeting in Northumberland

From 17th to 19th April, the seven partner organisations of the Firefighters Plus project met in Northumberland (United Kingdom) for their second transnational meeting. The first day began with a warm welcome from Paul Hedley, Chief Fire Officer at Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service. The delegates used this meeting to prepare for the next project activity, the testing of the online training course with firefighters from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands. 



The next project meeting will take place in Poznań (Poland) in October 2018. During the meeting in Poznań, the delegates from the partner organisations will evaluate the results from the testing and define the improvements to be implemented on the online training course before the final publication. 

Friday, 13 October 2017

A successful start for the Firefighters Plus project

Firefighters ranked as the most trustworthy profession across all global regions (source: Trust in professions. GFK Verein. Autumn 2015).  Therefore, fire and rescue services across the EU have the potential to do something more for their communities than firefighting. The Firefighters Plus project aims at helping firefighters use their position as role models to promote social inclusion within their community. To do so, five fire and rescue services and two NGOs with wide experience in the field of social inclusion have joined forces to develop the first open and multilingual online training course for firefighters on how to use their position as role models to promote social inclusion. 

From 11th to 13th October, the seven partner organisations of the Firefighters Plus project met in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain) for their first transnational meeting. The first day began with a warm welcome from the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra, led by councillor Enrique Pavón and chief fire officer Marcelino Sancho. Kim Lintrup, chief fire officer of Frederiksborg Fire and Rescue Service, then opened the first work session. The delegates used the first project meeting to set strong foundations for the work of the partnership. In particular, they worked on the development of the training content.



The next step will be to finalise the development of the online training content before the second project meeting in Northumberland (United Kingdom) planned for April 2018. During the meeting in Northumberland, the delegates from the partner organisations will prepare for the next project activity, the testing of the online training course with firefighters from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain. 

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire and Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (UK), Provincial Headquarters of State Fire Service in Poznan (Poland), Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid (The Netherlands), Alcala de Guadaira Fire and Rescue Service (Spain), Fundatia Centrul de Resurse pentru Diversitate Etnoculturala (Romania) and  Stowarzyszenie WIOSNA (Poland). The Firefighters Plus project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.