KFRS provides fire and road safety lessons to Ashford students
Published on 10 February 2010
Around 130 sixth formers from The Towers School joined Kent's emergency services and local authorities to take part in and watch a number of workshops, presentations, displays and a simulated crash scenario by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS).
The day-long event involved partners from organizations including KFRS, Kent Police, Kent Highways Agency, Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership, Red driving school, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Local Education Authorities.
KFRS Education Team Leader Andy Bigginton said: "Our crews attend 25 per cent more car crashes than house fires and a large number of those people being cut free are young drivers and their passengers.
PC Clare Norman, Safer School Partnership Co-coordinator for Ashford, said: "Reducing casualties who are killed or seriously injured on Kent's road networks remains a key priority for Kent Police. Events such as these represent an excellent way of effectively delivering our messages in a hands-on and useful way."
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