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Crawley FireBreak graduates impress High Sherriff and Chief Fire Officer at Pass Out

Crawley Fire Station has hosted our latest FireBreak Pass Out parade, which marked the end of the week long course that’s seen 13 students successfully graduate.

The young people, between the ages of 12 to 14, demonstrated skills that they had learnt during the course at the Pass Out, including hose running and using breathing apparatus to rescue a casualty on fire ground, to a crowd of family, visitors, and teachers.

Throughout the week, our Targeted Education instructors have taught the young people a range of skills, including, home fire safety advice, road traffic collision consequences and HeartStart training – a British Heart Foundation first aid qualification.

As well as enabling the students to gain experience of firefighting techniques, the FireBreak course also allows them to develop their confidence and communication skills in a new environment.

The Pass Out parade was attended by Chief Fire Officer, Gavin Watts and the High Sheriff for West Sussex, Lady Emma Barnard.