AMAZING WEEK: Kaylee Garrigon and Emily Doyle enjoy the chance to learn from a range of emergency service providers at ESCape in Brisbane.
AMAZING WEEK: Kaylee Garrigon and Emily Doyle enjoy the chance to learn from a range of emergency service providers at ESCape in Brisbane. Contributed

Biggenden cadets learn from top guns

BIGGENDEN PCYC cadets Kaylee Garrigon and Emily Doyle enjoyed an amazing week of experiences with the top emergency service providers of Queensland.

They were chosen to join a group of 30 cadets who travelled to Brisbane from all over the state for ESCape.

Biggenden co-ordinator Moira Thompson said the girls spent a full day at Queensland Fire and Emergency service at White Island.

"Here cadets crawled through a black tunnel of pretend smoke, put on full fire suits and put out fires, observed cars being cut up, and looked for 'bodies' in a collapsed building,” Mrs Thompson said.

"Another day was spent at the Police Academy at Oxley, where they learnt how to improve their parade skills, met the puppies in training and saw the police in riot gear.”

Mrs Thompson said other activities included a full day with members of the Volunteer Marine Rescue, going on boats and lighting flares, seeing the Careflight rescue helicopter, joining Surf Life Saving members on jet skis, and learning skills with the Rural Fire Brigade at Kilcoy.

"At each location personnel from the various emergency services gave instruction and one-on-one training experience.”

Mrs Thompson said Emily and Kaylee were beaming when she went down to Brisbane to be part of their closing ceremony.

"It is so wonderful to be able to give our young people of Biggenden these rare opportunities, for free,” she said.


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