Along with some of my colleagues, I was recently chosen to take part in a training course to become a Courier Logistics Fire Warden.
On a serious note, the course taught me to be very aware of how to react in different fire situations and it hit home just how serious to both life and property even a small fire can be. We were taught what has now become a much easier method of identifying and using the correct extinguisher for different types of fire. Click for More
The lessons learnt can also be adapted to tackling fires in the home which is more likely situation for us to find ourselves in.
On a lighter note, it was a good team event, giving us all the opportunity to discharge a fire extinguisher to put out a controlled fire. Secretly, this has now satisfied a long held curiosity to find out how an extinguisher works, and to have a ‘go’ every time I walk past one. The trainer gave the course a good balance of serious attention and light heartedness, and we all enjoyed giving loud encouragement to our ‘Fireman’ colleagues.
I am proud to now be a fully fledged fire warden, and we have photos to prove it…do I get a badge!!!