A group of youngsters who took part in a fire skills course have said the experience has left them considering it as a career option.
The six Fraserburgh Academy third-year pupils participated in Fraserdeen – a scheme which gets youngsters out of the classroom and learning other transferable skills.
Part of it includes the six-week fire course which taught the teenagers how to use a hose reel, erect ladders, rescue dummy casualties wearing breathing apparatus as well as mastering CPR at Peterhead Fire Station.
14-year-old Carly Slessor said the experience was better than she had predicted.
She said: “I didn’t expect it to be like this – I thought it would be sitting in a room watching powerpoints, but we got to do everything and got on with everyone and really felt like part of a team.
“I want to be an actress, but if that falls through, I would love to be a firefighter.”
She passed the course alongside other pupils Abigail Duncan, 14, Jack Mair, 14, Tommy Lee Dimmick,15, and Max Walker, 14, under the eye of the programme coordinator and watch commander Willie Tocher.