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With Summer approaching, the fire brigade came into year 6 to discuss what it is like to be a firefighter, and the dangers of going into cold water.
A spare firefighter's outfit was brought along, and they challenged me to get dressed in 30 seconds! I don't think I was quite ready to run into a burning building by the end of the countdown.
People are often surprised to learn that when we jump into very cold water (such as lakes, reservoirs, canals and ponds), where our body goes into shock and breathing becomes difficult.
The fire brigade explained that this is one of the reasons we should not go into this type of cold water. They added that if we fall in accidentally, it is best to focus on floating for the first few seconds until the body gets used to the temperature.
For more advice from the RNLI click here.
"If you enter the water unexpectedly: