Joint Emergency Services Road Safety Day
More than 200 students at Tresham College in Kettering attended a special event today (Friday, March 11) to find out more about what the emergency services do and how they respond to road traffic collisions.
The Joint Emergency Services Road Safety Day was held by representatives from Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, who gave presentations, interactive displays and demonstrations to students.
Students were given an insight into how specialist rescue equipment is used and learned about what happens when emergency services respond to road incidents.
The aim of the day, which was held at the college, was to help teach students more about emergency service roles and the actions that take place when there is a collision, as well as educating them about the common causes of crashes and about the potential dangers associated with driving.
They were also given an insight into the reality faced by families and those involved with collisions when someone loses their life or suffers life-changing injuries.
Watch manager Graham Ravenscroft, one of the main organisers, who is based at Kettering Fire Station, said: “Road traffic collisions are a major cause of death for young people, so taking part in this event is an important step for us, in being able to pass on important safety messages and educate the students about the very real consequences that serious crashes can have.
“The day gave young people an opportunity to learn at first-hand what the emergency services do and how they work together in responding to emergencies. We also gave them the chance to see some of the specialist equipment which helps us to carry out life-saving rescues.”
Head of School for Sport, Leisure & Service Industries, Dan Burns said:
“We are delighted to have welcomed the Emergency Services back to Tresham to highlight road safety to our students through hard hitting presentations and demonstrations. We have been very keen to develop this long standing relationship with the local emergency services and look forward to hosting other events later in the year at our other campuses.”
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