Tresham College students at Kettering gained valuable, hands-on experience with a visit from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Animal Rescue Technicians from the local fire service gave a practical demonstration on large animal rescue, including harnessing a life-size wooden horse. There was also a demonstration of dangerous dog sedation, a role undertaken by specialist officers.
The Fire and Rescue Service frequently attend livestock rescue incidents involving horses, cows and pigs. Students learned how to harness an injured horse, without causing any further injury to the animal or to themselves.
A valuable insight
The Uniformed Public Services courses at Tresham College provide experiences and opportunities to help students pursue a career in the uniformed services or go onto their chosen degree subject.
Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Lecturer Bruce Roper said,
“We invite a variety of services to visit and work with our students and as a result they gain invaluable knowledge and understanding of the different uniformed roles. Courses are held at our Kettering and Bedford campuses and many of our students successfully achieve positions in their chosen career, including police, fire, armed forces and prison service.”
Millie Yoeman, 17, from Kettering is in her second year of the UPS course and is hoping to follow in her family’s footsteps and join the police:
“I live on a farm so the animal handling aspect today has been really helpful, but also the emergency services often work in partnership so its great to have an insight into their work.”
Find out further information on the Uniformed Public Services courses available at Kettering or Bedford