Dunfermline High School 3rd and 4th year pupils who attend the Apex Inclusion Unit there were invited to spend a week with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Fife, learning what it means to be a fire fighter. The full-time course is specifically designed for youths, highlighting the effects and hazards of fire as well as training in first aid, and drug and alcohol awareness.
During the week the young people participated in various fire fighting activities such as extinguishing fires, rescues, rolling hoses, climbing ladders, all of which contributed to team working.
The pupils admitted that the course has affected the way they think about fire-raising and would discourage their peers from involving themselves in such action.
The families of the pupils attended a presentation hosted by the Fife fire fighters at the end of the week where the trainees could demonstrate what they had learned and receive certificates of achievement.