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The Year 12 Learning for Life students had an amazing experience during their lesson this week when a Firefighter from Chelsea came in to share his experiences working for the uniformed public service.

Mr Joseph Worrall of the ‘White watch’ at Chelsea Fire station visited Therfield Wednesday morning to discuss his day to day lifestyle as a London firefighter. Students used their time effectively to gather information for their Health and Safety unit and were intrigued to find out how dangerous fighting fires can be.

Some of Joe’s stories really captivated the students as he described in detail how he was one of the first firemen on the scene at the memorable helicopter crash in Vauxhall when a helicopter collided with a crane on top of St George Wharf Tower in January 2013.

The Therfield students also had their chance to re-enact the vital seconds after receiving the dreaded emergency phone call as they had turns placing on the personal protective clothing needed to combat fires. After a relaxed fifth teen second demonstration from Joe the process looked incredibly easy but did prove time consuming when others tried to match his time. All was looking bleak as no one was able to match the agility Joe showed placing on the four hundred degree heat resistant gear, then Shannon stepped up to record an incredible twelve second changeover to exceed all expectations and record the fastest time of the day.

Students had their chance to ask a whole range of questions and the responses really opened their minds as they warmed to Joe’s humbling answers. The students showed a real interest and really respected the dedication firefighters have in saving lives day in day out. The visit inspired all as some look to further their career planning to suit a job in the uniformed public service. We are all thankful of Joe’s time at Therfield and wish him the safest journey through his precarious career saving lives as a fire fighter.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience; it really helps to advance my learning in the uniformed public service.” Lewis Wright

“The opportunity was very insightful; I learned the risks that firemen have to take every time they get called out to fight fires.” Jack Sutehall

“Although I knew the basics of being a firefighter it was very insightful hearing about the reality of being a professional fire fighter.” Shannon Knight

“I rarely have the chance to speak with students studying Public Services so I’m truly grateful of the chance to share my experiences with well-mannered pupils like the ones at Therfield School. I hope to inspire others so they can grow up to be the next additions to the fire service.” Joseph Worrall