Firefighters educate Carlton students on road safety

 Firefighters educate Carlton students on road safety

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Firefighters were given a warm reception by pupils at Carlton Academy when they dropped in to share some key safety messages on road safety.

Firefighters from Carlton Fire Station visited the school to educate Year 11 pupils.

During the afternoon visit earlier this month students witnessed a 40-minute demonstration, by crews from Carlton Red Watch, showing how people are rescued from vehicles after a road traffic collision.

Once this was finished the pupils took part in several educational sessions – featuring virtual reality headsets and a presentation on the Fatal Four – speeding, not wearing seatbelts, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and distraction

Carlton Fire Station’s Green Watch Manager Andy Cooper said he was delighted to have been given the opportunity to visit the school.

He said: “It’s been a long held objective of mine to get into Carlton Academy to deliver an engaging and highly pertinent prevention message to the pupils,

“We decided to focus primarily on road safety as a lot of pupils in Year 11, aged between 15 and 16, will soon be learning to drive and find themselves out on the road with their own car – it’s the perfect time to hit home with these messages.”

District Prevention Officer, Craig Cooper said: “It’s been a great opportunity for the team to get out and engage with Carlton Academy.”

As a result of the success of the day crews from Carlton will be visiting Carlton later this year to educate students on electrical safety.

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