Gloucestershire - Fire hero uses his course skills

20th August 2010 at 01:00

A year 11 pupil from Gloucestershire put life-saving lessons to good use when a kart caught fire during a race at Rissington go-karting club. Guy Simmons, 16, who had just completed his GCSEs at Tewkesbury School, was able to step in and deal with the blaze.

He immediately ran to a fire extinguisher and smothered enough of the blaze to allow him to pull the injured driver from his kart. He then attended to the remaining flames, while his brother kept the driver calm until paramedics arrived.

Guy had taken a six-week fire-safety course - Gloucestershire Firescape - run by Tewkesbury fire station. Gloucestershire deputy chief fire officer Jon Hall said: "Guy showed remarkable composure and bravery." AB.

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