YOUNGSTERS learning about health and safety got some
useful experience when they visited Stalybridge Fire Station
A group of final year students got to hear about the subject
from Firefighter Mark Eaves from the station's Blue Watch and learn
about the many considerations crews have to make to do their job
It was the second year running that students working on a
project visited the station to get a real-life perspective on the
Mark said: "They are doing a project on health and safety and we
did the same thing last year for them.
"On paper it can be quite a dry subject - so we hope to help
their learning and understanding by bringing it to life for them by
showing them how it affects the interesting and unusual things we
get to do in our role as a fire and rescue service.
"It was a splendid morning and they were really keen."
The students came from Year 11 at West Hill School, Stalybridge,
with their teacher Paul Evans.
They spent an hour in the classroom and the rest of the morning
touring the station, looking at hazards and safety issues around
the equipment and engine house and got the chance to look around