Weston College students get emergency services experience

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 January 2018

Weston College students with memebers of the police and fire services.

Weston College students with memebers of the police and fire services.

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A group of Weston College students experienced a day in the life of the emergency services.

As part of the college’s public services course, an emergency services academy has been set up to give students real-world experiences.

One scenario involved a stolen car which had been crashed into a house by a drunk driver.

Youngsters saw how a fire crew cut a victim out of the car, how paramedics dealt with the trauma care and how the police responded to the crime itself.

With the assistance of the participating crew, the students manned the vehicles and then responded to the incident.

MORE: Weston College to spend more than £13million on new healthcare centre.

Ben Coghlan, public services lecturer at Weston College and fireman at Weston Fire Station, said: “This programme is imperative in allowing students to fully understand what it takes to physically and mentally handle such tense situations.”

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