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.

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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.