Saturday, 23 September 2017

Stimulating simulation

THIRTY public service students at The Henley College took part in live-action training at Bournemouth Airport.

They were assigned roles such as paramedic, firefighter, aviation crew and security staff for a simulated aircraft evacuation where they had to make vital decisions.

Each had a frequency radio to communicate with crews on board the plane, where other students were pretending to be casualties after a simulated fire in the galley.

They used an inflatable slide, set up triage areas and cordoned off the scene so the firefighters could tackle the blaze.

Second-year student Cairon Romeo said: “I really enjoyed it. It was great to put into practice some of the theory that we had covered in lessons.”

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