On Tuesday 11th August, cadets from Melton Air Cadets visited Melton Fire Station to meet the firefighters and get close up and personal with an array of life saving equipment. After a tour of the new station, during which the cadets got a behind the scenes glimpse at the locker rooms, and gym the cadets were given a chance to explore the vehicles.‘Melton Air Cadets visit Fire Station’
They were allowed to climb inside the vehicles and handle the latest equipment that the firefighters use when attending calls including the thermal imaging camera. The famous “Jaws of Life” (used to extract people from cars after collisions) were also a particular favourite as the cadets were allowed to handle them and feel how heavy they were.
Cadet Corporal Jayde McCallum commented “It was awesome to actually see the firefighters go out on a call. They’d just told us that they have to get to the station within 4 minutes of a shout coming in, and the alarm bells started going. I couldn’t believe how fast the other men arrived and got into their firefighting kit.”
Cadet Page said “I loved having a go with the hoses. He let me play with the controls so that I could see the different types of spray that they use when fighting fires.”