“ We organised an Introduction to British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness session for operational firefighters and our prevention and education personnel. The session was delivered by deaf awareness: NE at Tynemouth Fire Station and arranged around our operational commitments. The structure and pace of the training was nice and relaxed which made everyone comfortable and ensured they got the most from the session. As a result of the training our personnel have applied their skills and knowledge at a recent community event. We plan to carry out some further training in the future to build on the initial input and reinforce the learning. I would highly recommend the session; the improved confidence and awareness have given our personnel new skills that have already been applied."
Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service