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Welsh Assembly Government launches Anti-Arson Education Initiative, 16/04/08 [W]

A new education initiative to tackle grass fires has been launched by the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government.

Police and Fire officers will work together to deliver talks to Key Stage 3 pupils in comprehensive schools all over Wales, targeting areas that have traditionally been affected by a high number of mountain and grass fires. During these talks, pupils will watch a specially commissioned DVD which shows the dangers and implications of deliberate fires.  The officers will then leave an education pack with teachers to help them facilitate follow-up workshops.

The mountain fire and anti grass arson initiative is also being supported by Firebrake Wales, the fire safety charity, which is currently running a Bluetooth mobile marketing campaign in towns across Wales.

Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.