Brownies complete emergency Duke of Cornwall award

1st Pagham and Aldwick learn how to prepare for community emergencies through national scheme.

 
Last updated:
17 February 2017

A group of Brownies are among the first in West Sussex to win a Duke of Cornwall award for coping with community emergencies.

Twenty Brownies from 1st Pagham and Aldwick all successfully completed the first level of the Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award.

They learnt about different types of emergencies, what needs to be packed in a home emergency grab bag, and who may need special assistance in an emergency.

County Council Chairman Pat Arculus presented the Brownies with their award certificates and badges at a special ceremony.

The Duke of Cornwall scheme was set up by HRH Prince of Wales after severe flooding in Cornwall in 2010.

Its aim is to increase a community’s ability to cope in emergencies.

West Sussex County Council and Fire and Rescue Service support the scheme in the county.

Resilience and Emergencies Advisor Chris Scott said: “This is a fantastic achievement and really helps to get the message out about what to do and how to help in emergency situations such as flooding.”

The award is for children aged five to 18, and has three different levels to complete.

For further information contact doc.award@westsussex.gov.uk

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