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7th Jul, 2022

Stratford make-up students fashion up fire injuries for rescue demo

MAKE up students from Stratford College lent a hand to fire services by creating realistic injuries for a training rescue scenario.

Second-year Make Up for Stage and Screen students travelled to Symonds Yat on the River Wye to take part in a training scenario including rescuing people from a pleasure boat fire.

The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service use these opportunities to practice essential lifesaving procedures.

They were also joined by paramedics. The students were asked to create realistic injuries, like burns, blisters and smoke damage, to make the scenario as real as possible.

And some of the students even got to try their hand at acting.

One said: “We studied casualty make up as a topic in our first year so it was really good to be able to apply what we have learnt.”

Due to the pandemic, the students were unable to participate in work experience opportunities last year, so it was an opportunity to apply their work outside the college and start adding to their CV.

Watch commander Marc Mercer: “I would just like to thank you the students for their assistance with the Hereford and Worcester Fire Service with the exercise at Symonds Yat. Their involvement very much enhanced the exercise, both with the make-up and acting skills.”

 

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