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Pewsey youngsters get a taste of life as a firefighter
The heat was turned up on a dozen Pewsey youngsters who got a taste of what life is like as a firefigher as part of the village carnival’s Have a Go scheme.
The scheme, which was launched this year, aims to get 13-18 year-olds to try something new and on Monday evening 12 teenagers tackled a range of firefighting skills at Pewsey Fire Station.
They found out what it was like to wear breathing apparatus, learned how to roll out heavy hoses and use hydraulic rescue equipment.
Watch Manager Chris Wootton, who is in charge at the fire station, said: “The carnival organisers wanted to have events specifically for teenagers, and they asked local clubs and organisations to provide taster sessions for young people.
“For us, it’s a great opportunity to work with this age group, they will hopefully go away with a far better understanding of what we do and the consequences of certain behaviours, and – who knows – we may even see some of them coming back in a few years as on-call firefighters.”