Students take part in mock car crash training exercise
PUBLISHED: 16:29 11 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:29 11 May 2016
Firefighters and paramedics staged the collision at Dartford Fire Station
Students at North Kent College have helped to create scenes of a simulated collision as part of a training exercise for firefighters and paramedics.
The event, which took place at Dartford Fire Station on Watling Street on April 21, involved a car crashing into the side of a building, leaving numerous causalities.
BTEC Level 2 Public Service students Oli Dunn, 16 and Salih Cengizler, 18 played the role of the casualities inside the vehicle, while 17-year-old Divine Akintomide was being treated for a broken arm and leg outside the car.
Firefighters and paramedics cut away the car and took Oli out on a stretcher to treat him, talking the students through what they were doing and comforting the ‘injured’ passengers as the rescue took place.
Oli Dunn commented: “It’s been a good experience and when I get my license I’ll definitely be driving more carefully as a result - those neck braces were uncomfortable.
“This has been a fantastic learning curve and teaches young people to take more care on the roads. It was also a great exercise to see the commendable work of the emergency services that they carry out every day.”