Emergency training

MORE than 400 Angus youngsters have been gaining hands-on experience in dealing with emergencies over the course of this month.

The 10 and 11-year-olds have been learning practical ways to deal with everyday dangers at the Safe Angus event, at the Jock Neish Centre in Tannadice, which is supported by Angus Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue, and other community planning partners.

Over the course of the day, those taking part are faced with real-life scenarios depicting emergency situations. The pupils then assess the dangers and risks presented and learn how to deal with them in a safe setting.

Typical scenarios have included house fires, road safety, home safety, railway safety, first aid, smoking, countryside, internet safety, water hazards and other risks at home.

After completing the day-long course the participants are faced with a knowledge check in the form of a quiz. They are then given a quick debrief and the messages are reinforced.