Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Braintree Firebreak

A group of students passed out from the latest Firebreak course today, Friday May 27, at Braintree Fire Station showing off their new skills on parade as a proud audience family, friends and teachers watched on.

Pupils from Notley High School, in Braintree, received certificates from Acting Chief Fire Officer, Adam Eckley, at Braintree Fire Station

All the youngsters finished the five-day course with the help ECFRS instructors. In that time they got a taste of the skill and discipline it takes to be a firefighter undertaking challenging tasks including wearing breathing apparatus, testing powerful hose reel jets and climbing ladders. The ceremony finished with a mock rescue.

The group included triplets Harrison, McCartney and Lennon Cooper. The crowd also included twin sisters, Skye and Scarlett, aged three, who were cheering on their sister, Sinead Smith.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Eckley said: “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to see so many talented young people passing out of our Firebreak course today.

“The pupils have been here all week and I am always amazed at the progress they’ve made. I would like to thank our instructors for their enthusiasm and professionalism. I would also like to thank the school for their ongoing support of our life-changing Firebreak course.”

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