Youngsters get firefighting experience

A GROUP of youngsters got the chance to experience first-hand what it is like to be a firefighter as part of a two-day workshop at Wisbech Fire Station. The children, all part of the Youth Inclusion and Support Panel in Wisbech, learned about what it is l

A GROUP of youngsters got the chance to experience first-hand what it is like to be a firefighter as part of a two-day workshop at Wisbech Fire Station.

The children, all part of the Youth Inclusion and Support Panel in Wisbech, learned about what it is like to work in the fire service last Wednesday, and held a mock drill for parents last Thursday afternoon.

All the youngsters, aged 11-13, were presented with a certificate at the end of the drill to mark their participation in the workshop. A second award was presented to 13-year-old Ryan Boughen, of Wisbech, who firefighters believed put in the most effort and enthusiasm throughout the two days.

The event is held annually as a joint initiative between Wisbech Fire Station and the Youth Inclusion and Support Panel in Wisbech, which works with young people aged five-13.


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Karen Bassett, home school worker for the inclusion and support panel, said: "It was a thoroughly enjoyable two days and the children worked really hard."

Another group of 12 enjoyed a workshop at the fire station this week, with a taster session for children under 10 years old, also at the fire station, on Tuesday August 14.

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