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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Burton Student Firefighters Pass Out

Teenagers from high schools around East Staffordshire were yesterday awarded at a passing out parade at Burton Fire Station.

The 10 youngsters, all aged between 14 and 15, were all presented with a certificate for completing the 12 week course which began back in September.

They have attended the course once a week over the last twelve weeks at Burton Fire Station where they have learnt training and squad drills, road traffic collision extrication procedures, hose running and pumping, first aid and fire safety in the home.

Watch Manager Nigel Burton, who co-ordinated the course commented: "The Student Firefighter course has been a fantastic experience which has bought out the best in the youngsters. Not only have they got to learn new practical skills but they have also learnt life skills such as communication and teamwork.

"At the passing out parade they got to demonstrate to their watching teachers and family what practical skills they had gained from the 12 weeks. They have all really enjoyed their time with us on Station and we are really proud of their achievements."