Transition year students went on a trip to Roscommon fire station recently, where they got a chance to meet some of the fire fighters and witness first-hand the rescue work that they carry out on a regular basis. After a tour of the station, they were shown the range of vehicles and heavy-duty cutting equipment that they sometimes use at the scene of a car crash. They demonstrate to the TYs how they would remove an injured person from a vehicle in the event of a serious car crash. They also spoke to students about the importance of road and fire safety, and gave accounts of some of the situations they have had to deal with in the past. Students found the visit hugely interesting, and left with a real respect for the nature of front-line work being carried out by the Fire Service. Many thanks to Roscommon Fire Service and to Mr. Griffith for facilitating the visit.