Eight lucky youngsters have been given the chance to learn from firefighters thanks to a six-week youth initiative in the Scottish Borders.
The youngsters will make weekly visits to Galashiels Fire Station and participate in a wide range of programmes, designed to equip them with valuable life skills including fire safety, leadership, team building and CPR skills.
The programme will be delivered by the Scottish Borders Community Action team and is also supported by Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and Youth Borders.
During the course the young people will work towards a Bronze Youth Achievement Award, which is a level 4 qualification on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
This makes it easy for employers and further education providers to recognise the achievements of the young people can support them progress into employment or college.