On Monday 10th June the CAP provision had the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service come in to talk to them about fire and water safety. Scott and Tommy spoke to Year 7, 8 and 9 students and showed them some real life 999 calls from people who needed help. They also showed videos so the students could see what a real fire looked like.
After this, the students were allowed some fun. Scott and Tommy brought in the uniform that they wear to fight fires and rescue people from deep water. Each of the students got a chance to wear the uniform. Harley and Mrs Dinsdale had a race to see how fast they could put the uniform on… of course Harley won! Did you know that it only takes a firefighter 30 seconds to get their uniform on?
Tommy spoke to the group about water safety, he explained the dangers of water and what we can do to stay safe. He told us that he had saved lots of people’s lives when they had fallen into deep water. The students were shown videos of how to stay safe in the water and how to be careful when they are swimming. Tommy showed us what he wears to save people from the water, he wears a lot of uniform. The students had a turn at throwing the bag which is used if people need help in the water. These bags are now on the side of river banks for people to use in case someone needs help.
The session was really interesting, thank you Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue for helping to keep everyone safe and saving lives.