Firefighter for a day sparks dream for Callum

Cavendish School pupils taking part in firefighter for a day programme. From left, Callum Mackie, Callum Mahoney, Sam Sambucci and Matt White.
Cavendish School pupils taking part in firefighter for a day programme. From left, Callum Mackie, Callum Mahoney, Sam Sambucci and Matt White.
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STUDENT Callum Mackie has decided he wants to become a fireman after spending a day with crews at Hemel Hempstead Fire Station.

The 15-year-old wrote a diary after taking part in the firefighter for a day programme, organised by Cavendish School to improve pupils’ behaviour and attitude.

Callum describes how they learned to ‘sweep’ a smoke-filled house for casualties and cut the roof off a crashed car. “All in all I thought it had to be one of the best days of my school life,” he said.

“I learned so much, all in the space of one day. If I had the opportunity to do it all again I would.”