Horizons session 4 - Ipswich East Fire Station

Events - Posted 21/02/2018 11:08

The session started with a talk on the different roles available in the fire service and how to access them as well as a tour of the “Crucial Crew” cabin which gives hands on home fire safety tips, there were plenty of questions ably answered by on call fire fighter Mark.

We then took part in Ipswich fire services new road safety Course “It Can Wait”

The course is for both drivers and passengers and covers the distraction phones can be for drivers and the resulting effects,also covering safe driving techniques in different road conditions and how to speak up as a passenger if you feel unsafe in the car you’re travelling in.

Finally there was a guided tour of the station where the young people were able to try on equipment, learn about specific features and why they are so effective as well as see all the types of emergency vehicles at Ipswich East station. Our time was cut short as the team were called out to a car crash but it was a great opportunity to see how quickly the watch prepare and leave for an emergency.

We continued the tour of the station and by the time we were done the watch had returned from the emergency which gave the young people and staff a chance to have a look at the fire engine and use the hose, this was an incredible opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who had a go.

It was a really great day enjoyed  by both young people and staff. It wouldn’t have been possible without Bryony Clarke the youth education and development officer and the team at Ipswich East Fire station, thank you all.

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