On Saturday the BBA were lucky enough to take part in the Fire Fighter for the day challenge for the Fire Fighters Charity with Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service.
This truly was a phenomenal event!
A team of 6 from the BBA headed to McDonald Road in the sunshine and went through one of the best challenges we have ever done!
We were lucky enough to train all day in Fire Protective gear, we each were given the chance to go up in the HP 100ft in the air, we were shown casualty evacuation, safe entry, use of the branch, searches and routes and much much more. Then we transferred to another training site via Fire Engine!
At the next training site this is where things really heated up! We put on full BA gear and took part in a Flash Over exercise and finally and after lunch we put everything we learned together. We split into 3 teams and where given assignments to put out a fire and search for casualties.
We are extremely grateful Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service and the Fire Fighters Charity for allowing us to take part in this event. This truly was a once in a life time opportunity to experience a glimpse of how tough and challenge the job of the Fire Fighter really is!