All BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care students were put through their
paces by Egham fire fighters as they recently visited the Fire Station.
Blue Watch put Strode’s students through their paces. It all started gently
with a seminar led by the watch commander. Then they were taken downstairs to a
room full of protective clothing specially supplied for the occasion. The watch
officers helped the students put on gloves, boots, fire resistant trousers and
jackets and breathing apparatus before sending them into a garage bay that was
full of thick smoke to search for a simulated casualty.
The students were watched by the safety officer using a thermal imaging camera
as the students worked together in demanding circumstances as they were placed
in a casualty evacuation scenario.
Working in the dark and smoke filled room, the students needed to rely solely
on their touch and communication skills to help locate and then evacuate a
Thank you so much Blue Watch, you are our heroes!