The CAP provision at Washington Academy 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.
Tommy spoke to the group about water safety, he explained the dangers of water and what we can do to stay safe. The students were shown videos of how to stay safe in the water and how to be careful when they are swimming. The students were also shown what uniform and equipment is needed to save people from the water. Then is was time for the students to have a try of the equipment, they all had a turn at throwing the bag which is used if people need help in the water.
Thank you to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue for a really interesting session and for helping to keep everyone safe saving lives.