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Immingham Youngsters Awarded for Fire Safety Awareness

November 30, 2014

BUDDING young firefighters from Immingham were presented with awards for completing a six-week Fire Safety and Awareness course that was held in conjunction with Humberside Fire & Rescue, YMCA Humber and Enfuse.

The ceremony took place at the town’s Margaret Street Resource Centre on Friday 17th October, where youngsters were awarded with certificates and prizes.

During the six-week course, which was held at Fire Stations in Immingham and at Peaks Lane, Grimsby, the Year 7 students learned about the work of the Fire Brigade, including a recent lesson on how firemen search for people in a fire and how to perform CPR on rescued individuals.

The pupils passing the course were Ryan Ali, Bailey Dyke, Aiden Hardy, Rylan Hinz, Phoebe Salter and Keegan Weston.

And the group performed different presentations at the event, showing attendees some of the skills and knowledge they had learned through the course.

Rylan gave a brief introduction on the group and what they had learned before Ryan and Aiden gave an explanation on a fire fighter’s kit and what it protects them from.

Keegan’s impressive hose running demonstration was a real highlight and Phoebe read out her speech about a tour of the fire station, which the students enjoyed in week two of the course.

Rylan and Bailey gave a demonstration of the Breathing Apparatus (BA) Shuffle, which firefighters use to search and rescue trapped people during a fire.

Jocelyn Dennis, Community Youth Worker for YMCA Humber, accompanied the youngsters on the course.

She said: “The sessions are very interactive and it gives the youngsters hands-on experience.

“They get to learn about fire safety, which they can transfer into everyday life.

“But they also get to look at the work fire fighters have to do, the precautions they have to take in the event of a fire and everything they have to consider to save people’s lives.”

The event came to a close with Rylan thanking everyone for attending and giving an emotional speech about the work which firefighters do to save lives every day.

For more information on Humberside Fire & Rescue, please visit http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/.