BLOOD was spilt at Chadderton Fire Station when the army
cadets visited - thankfully it was only fake blood when they posed
as victims for firefighters to rescue from a road traffic
The youngsters, army cadets at Royton, visited the station's
Blue Watch crews on Saturday, May 5, and showed their discipline
and enthusiasm by throwing themselves whole-heatedly into what the
crews had planned for them.
Firefighters demonstrated a number of scenes they can end up
facing when they arrive at a road traffic collision to rescue
One of the firefighters narrated throughout the demonstrations
to explain exactly what they do to rescue the victims of a road
traffic collision and the reasons why they do particular
Techniques covered included showing the group how they rescue
people by removing a door, removing the centre door post from a
car, taking the roof off and by forcing the dashboard forward.
Blue Watch Crew Manager Dave Barnett said: "The cadets were
suitably made up and covered in copious amounts of fake blood took
turns to be casualties as one by one they were extricated from a
variety of scenarios.
"Throughout the exercise the maturity of the cadets was
reflected by both their questioning of the watch and the
professional way in which they conducted themselves.
"This is the third time we have worked with the cadets and, as
part of the partnership, they attended our open day and again gave
an excellent account of themselves and their role in the