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Denmark Senior High School emergency services cadets helping fire crews clean up

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A Denmark Senior High School emergency services cadet hoses down a fire truck.
Camera IconA Denmark Senior High School emergency services cadet hoses down a fire truck. Credit: Denmark Senior High School

Emergency Services cadets at Denmark Senior High School helped out their local firefighters during last weekend’s blaze by cleaning their vehicles and offering support at the fire station.

During the fire, some senior cadets with the Denmark Fire and Rescue Service, who cannot attend emergencies due to their age, were stationed at the fire station to clean and restock the fire trucks while they refuelled.

They also gave support, food and drink to the firefighters.

On Monday afternoon last week, four bushfire emergency vehicles arrived at the school for cleaning, with two of the vehicles having just returned from the fire zone covered in fire retardant.

DSHS emergency services cadets unit co-ordinator Robert Jones said the school was “extremely proud” of the students.

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“To know that the cadets can do something that will make the firefighters workload a little lighter, especially after the fires on the weekend, is gratifying,” he said.

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