All fired up

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Students learn about the devastating effects of road accidents

Students learn about the devastating effects of road accidents

SIXTH formers in Royston have been getting fired up about safety this week. Students from Meridian School paid a visit to Royston Fire Station where they were taught about the potential hazards they may face when they leave school. Royston Station Comman

SIXTH formers in Royston have been getting fired up about safety this week.

Students from Meridian School paid a visit to Royston Fire Station where they were taught about the potential hazards they may face when they leave school.

Royston Station Commander Rad Bristow said: "At this age the young people will soon be buying their first car, or leaving home to go to university.

"We know that young drivers are most at risk of being in a road traffic collision, and that fire safety will be the last thing on their minds when they move into their university digs, so we're trying to make them realise that it is important to think about safety."

The pupils were taken through four scenarios; a road traffic collision exercise which highlighted the consequences of dangerous driving, a basic first aid session, a fire perception seminar and a fire safety workshop which helped to identify hazards in the home as well as develop fire plans.

The day ended with a dramatic demonstration of a living room fire, showing the speed at which a blaze can spread.

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