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Wadhurst Women Enjoy Have-a-Go Day

Date : 27 November 2019


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Women have been enjoying a Have-a-Go day at Wadhurst Community Fire Station.

The event was aimed at increasing the number of On-Call firefighters, as well as educating the community on fire, road and water safety.

The last week of the eight-week programme focused on road safety and raising awareness that there are a higher risk of road traffic collisions in the Wealden area.

Group Manager Matt Lloyd and advocate for #HeForShe said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Wadhurst crews and guest speakers for their enthusiasm and for actively engaging with this programme and members of the community.”

During the sessions participants learnt about the importance of teamwork, how to use a fire extinguisher correctly and hose reel. Attendees also took part in a ‘bleep test’, which is used to test aerobic fitness and stamina. The course also demonstrated ladder climbing, a rescue from a building and emergency first aid skills.

Station Manager Andy Cornford added: “This has had a positive outcome, as we have had a number of those who attended now applying to become an On-Call firefighter, within the Wadhurst area.”

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