Students check out road safety
MORE than 200 students at Tresham College in Kettering attended a special event last Friday to find out more about common causes of accidents, the repercussions of dangerous driving and how the emergency services respond to traffic accidents.
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 insight into how specialist rescue equipment is used and learned about what happens when emergency services respond to road incidents.
One of the organisers, watch manager Graham Ravenscroft – 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 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.”
Dan Burns, Tresham College’s head of school for sport, travel and public services, welcomed the emergency services and said similar events are to be staged at other campuses later in the year.
Pictured above – SAFETY MESSAGE: Students learned about the role the emergency services take in responding to accidents.