[S]ix young people who were identified by police as being involved with a number of fires in the Raffles area of Carlisle have received an educational presentation from the Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and PSCOs.
The youngsters received the presentation on Sunday 23rd April. Officers from Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service gave them an input on the dangers of setting off fires to members of the public and also to themselves. This involved an interactive talk and also videos showcasing the effects of fires.
Two PCSOs then delivered a talk on the consequences of committing arson and criminal damage which can then impact future aspirations due to a criminal record.
The fires occurred in March 2017.
PCSO Mark Nevison said: “We hope that the inputs these six youngsters received will make them see the effects they were having on local residents and the emergency services.
“Setting off fires is clearly very dangerous and we hope that this curtails such behaviour.
“I’d like thank Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service for their invaluable assistance with this presentation.
“Young people need to consider their actions as bad decisions now can impact future career aspirations.”
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