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BTEC students from Rise Academy learnt all about teamwork and the consequences of irresponsible driving during an extrication exercise as part of National Road Safety Week 2016.

The students gathered at Calvert Lane Fire Station as part of their BTEC course to hear Watch Manager Phil Duckles explain the complexities of a two vehicle road traffic collision and the teamwork and planning required before the crews got to work.

The young adults are in week ten of their 12 week BTEC level 2 course in Fire and Rescue Service in the Community. They have undertaken sessions in fire safety awareness, health and safety, first aid, road safety and are increasing in confidence, teamwork and personal development skills. This is part of a long standing collective collaboration between Rise Academy and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

The crew from Red Watch assessed the situation and the condition of the 'casualties' before deciding to remove the roof from both vehicles. The extrication of both injured parties, one of whom had been texting at the wheel, was then carried out successfully. This was all part of the Service's activity for National Road Safety Week 2016.

Jamie Morris, Support and Education Centre Manager, was delighted with how the demonstration went:

"The partnership with Rise Academy brings together youngsters who are exposed to many aspects of the fire service during their BTEC course. Even in a few weeks, we can see them grow in confidence and come together as a team to learn valuable skills.

The crews here at Calvert Lane have to train regularly in their extrication techniques and I want to thank Phil and the team for allowing the students to get up close to see such excellent teamwork in action."