VIDEO: Middle school students in Neenah are learning about what it takes to be a firefighter, but the drills are more than just a lesson in physical fitness. Shattuck Middle School gym classes are a little different this week. In addition to promoting health and physical fitness, the 7th and8th graders are getting a hands-on lesson about the physical demands firefighters face.
"I just can't believe how much they have to carry. They might have to carry the hose and stuff, plus drag a body or something, so that would be heavy," says 7th grader Owen Young.
Firefighters from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue are running the students through some drill they do as they train for their jobs, from simulating a victim rescue, to climbing stairs with a weighted vest while carrying a fire hose, even learning hands-only CPR.