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Harlow pupils pass Firebreak

A group of 12 schoolchildren have passed a Firebreak course in front of their parents, teachers and other pupils.

Students from Burnt Mill, Stewards, Passmores and Mark Hall academies, all in Harlow, took part in a special pass out ceremony at Harlow Fire Station on Friday, February 5.

As part of the five-day course, students used powerful hose reels, wore specialist breathing apparatus, climbed ladders and performed mock-rescues using the station's training tower.

The course was funded by the academies and the Essex Community Foundation.

Sub Officer Peter Mountier, who was lead instructor on the course, said: “All the students should be proud of their achievements over the week. They worked hard and participated fully in each lesson.

“The students were fantastic and I hope they have taken home some vital life skills that will not only boost their confidence but can help in everyday life.”

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