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FireBreak students in success go on parade

JUNIOR firefighters have celebrated their success on the latest FireBreak course in Bognor Regis.

 

They took part in a pass out parade at the town’s fire station. Family members, friends and instructors watched them take part.

 

The pupils of St Anthony’s School in Chichester completed a week of training, which included hose running, ladder climbs and wearing breathing apparatus.

 

They have also learned about fire safety, cardiac pulmonary resuscitation and gained a HeartStart first aid training qualification.

 

Chief fire officer Gavin Watts, of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, presented the graduates with their awards.

 

He said: “These young students have pulled out all the stops this week to complete their training and they should be proud of their achievements.

 

“It is always good to see our young graduates learn about the challenges firefighters face.

 

“I hope they go away with some positive memories and valuable skills such as discipline, teamwork and improving self-confidencee.”

 

Cllr Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, said: “It is lovely to see what a positive impact the FireBreak programme can have on a young person’s life and I applaud their fantastic efforts this week.”

 

The students who took part included: Bradley Osbourne, Buster Seabrook, Harry Ewins, Joshua Bolton, Max Sudron, Michael Mills, Tomass Totoris, Dylan Withers and Ryan Ride

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