On 9th December 2015 Yorkshire Coast College Health and Social Care, Childcare and Uniformed Services students were given a demonstration from the Emergency Services. There were representatives from the Police and Fire Service who came to the college and provided the students with talks on road safety. The Fire and Police then simulated an accident where they removed the windows and the top of a car to rescue a casualty.
Carole Roles, Health and Social Care Tutor at Yorkshire Coast College said:
‘The Emergency Services day benefited all of the students involved as it provided them with an interesting insight into the seriousness of drink and drug related driving accidents. The students also learnt the importance of prioritising their responses to an emergency or first aid situation. Afterwards learners were then given the opportunity to review how the Emergency Services work in a real road traffic accident, what they learnt can now be applied to assignments on Health and Safety and Security. We are very grateful to the representatives from the Fire and Police Service for providing our students with this valuable experience, we hope we can work with them again in the future’