Firefighting course gives pupils insight into crews’ vital work

Teenagers from Charles Read High School spend time as firefighters.
Teenagers from Charles Read High School spend time as firefighters.

SIX weeks of work experience at Corby Glen Fire Station was an eye-opening experience for pupils of Charles Read High School.

Several students were given the opportunity to embark on the six-week course on firefighting, led by retired firefighters Neil Kirk and David Drury.

During their training, pupils wore full firefighting kit and used the life-saving equipment which firefighters use on a daily basis.

Teamwork was a large part of the training, and in one activity the pupils had to work together in the dark to try and find a ‘casualty’.

At the end of the six-week course, the teenagers took part in a passing out ceremony at the fire station in front of parents and staff from Charles Read High School.

ABOVE: Teenagers from Charles Read High School get hands-on experience as firefighters.