Fire & Safety Training

With Project K, we were given the opportunity to participate in 2 fire and safety training sessions. The training sessions involved us learning how to access fire hydrants, use the hydrants, stretchers, harnesses, fire fighting gear and we were even put into a specially engineered shipping containers to test ourselves in a live fire situation. Those containers are known as RFTB (or Realistic Fire Training Building!) and they provide a safe training area which acts as a real-life situation.

With Rochelle being a volunteer fire fighter, we had an extra helping hand and Rochelle correctly taught us some of the procedures and how to use a lot of the equipment.

It was an amazing experience and has led to me having an interest in becoming a volunteer fire fighter when I turn 16.  🙂
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Going out for lunch

On a few occasions, Rochelle and I went out for lunch during my school lunchtime and got a mean feed of chicken and chips 😉

Our lunchtime feeds consisted of lengthy conversations regarding shared interests such as website design, and technology. I learnt a lot from Rochelle during these talks, especially within the web design arena. We shared many laughs and exchanged a lot of knowledge between us. In fact, it was during one of these lunchtimes that we decided to make this webpage!


Peak Trail Blazer

Rochelle and I decided to take part in the 2015 Peak Trail Blazer as a personal challenge rather than a competitive race. Our individual training consisted of the occasional walks and runs to the local store and that was about it.

We opted for the largest challenge available on the day – a 12.8km run up Te Mata peak which we both completed in reasonable times considering our lack of training. We were both very proud to complete the course and I hope to attempt to beat my time in the 2016 Peak Trail Blazer.

Peak Trailblazer

Hanging out with Dylan – the first encounter with a teenager

Mountain biking was a good idea I thought.  We both owned bikes and had passes to the mountain bike park.

What actually happened was Dylan being so much fitter, went ahead with my daughter and I stayed back with my niece.

I was really worried about the heart thing to be quite honest, but it didn’t seem to phase Dylan.  In fact, I’ve found that nothing really does.

He’s very capable and helpful and way fitter than I am.  Even tho I’m supposed to be getting fit for the Firefighter Combat Challenge in February.