Issue 6 May 2015

YORKSHIRE CENTRE TRAINING DAY 2015

Every Year, usually in early March, the Harewood Marshals hold a Training Day. The event is sanctioned by the MSA and supported financially by BARC Yorkshire and the British Motor Sports Training Trust.

Signing on in the Barn (Mr C)

Signing on in the Barn (Mr C)

This year on the 8th of March, 19 newcomers and Trainee Marshals together with 39 of our more experienced team members, gathered in the barn and were variously trained in Basic Marshalling, Leadership and Mentoring, Communications, Incident Handling and Firefighting Theory.

After lunch there were sessions on “First Marshal on Scene”, practical Incident Handling. To finish the day off we set a Vauxhall Astra on fire and every one learnt just how effective extinguishers are at dealing with a petrol fire!

Deputy Chief Marshal, Keith Davison with one of the breakout groups (Mr C)

Deputy Chief Marshal, Keith Davison with one of the breakout groups (Mr C)

Thanks are due to Keith and Jenny my fellow instructors, Edith and her family for Bacon Butties, Lunch and possibly the best Chocolate Brownies in England. Andy, Craig and Becci for help with admin and the practical sessions and to Ray. John, Keith, Andy and Joe who prepared the wreck and ran the Fire Practice.

Mike Shorley

Chief Marshal